I often take self-portraits.
I have always been fascinated by the human being, and how much a portrait can say without words. I knew I wanted to express myself through portraiture but when I started photography, I was too self-conscious to ask anyone to be my model.
At the beginning photographing myself was rather for a practical reason. However it quickly became a very strong part of my work. They are like my diary where I can “write down” my feelings, my experiences, my views on certain aspects of society and the world.
Photography has always been a sort of therapy for me, a way to express my feelings in order to be able to deal with them. Most of these self-portraits were captured during one of the hardest period of my life.
Creating them helped me tremendously to overcome difficulties and to become the person and the artist I am now.
Through my images, I want to show feelings which are very hard to define. I feel like the picture can only be “real” if I am the model.
I always use a model but as I want people to be able to relate to my work, I often cover the face in some ways, indicating that the model is not as important as the message I want to convey.
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