HI! So so so sorry that I haven't been updating our blog... I print constantly and have had no time to scan. But this morning I did!
Below are the images I shot over the weekend. The black & whites are from NYC and the color are from Boston the morning before I left to New York. I'm working on shooting without the crutch of the strobe light.
The Bathroom at Home
My Bed at Home
My Living Room
In My Bedroom at Home
My Mess in my Dorm
In My Dorm Room
These are portraits I've been shooting. Natalie and I aren't friends but I just asked to take her picture. I saw this dorm and I thought of the girl-next-door. So I asked Natalie to pose in that picture. The self-portraits are with some of my friends that I have here. I'm not a big fan of those images. They're more spontaneous and I was more comfortable than I was with Franny though.
My critique class called these images "girl-friend work," and that when I ask to photograph someone, it means I want to know them, making every one of my portraits a self-portrait, even if I'm not in them. I'm not sure I agree with that. Yes, the people I photograph I want to know. But I don't know if that makes it a self-portrait. It feels very cliche to say "I photograph people because I want to know them" or to say "every one of my photographs are self-portraits." I don't know, it just doesn't sound right to me.