I find myself in a very indecisive place? I need some direction... or someone to sway my decision one way or the other. I am about to submit a photo for this self portrait project I am a part of. It is a group of photographers who are all submitting self portraits to be published in a book. The parameters were pretty wide open as far as what we could do (but we did need to be in the photo) The idea was to give a face to those behind the lens and to define yourself in your own terms.
I have never been one who liked the idea of self portraits... I would much rather learn about you and capture that, then to open myself up for others to analyze... just seems too personal. I have done a few projects in the past, and was surprised how (if I really focused on what message I was trying to get across) it could be a really insightful growing experience as an artist. But I also once did a self portrait of a dead bolted door that did not have a handle.... so obviously opening up has not always been my strength...
Anyway, the thought I had behind this current project was to focus on where I am in my life now and who I am. I had been thinking about this for a while, when in church last week someone read a quote from President Monson and I knew that would be what my piece was about.
"Walking towards the light of Christ causes the shadows of the world to fall behind us"
I wont bore anyone and go into details about why I did X,Y,Z in each photo, and what my thoughts behind it all were. But I would like to know which piece you think is stronger to get this message across.
It will be titled "The shadows of the world fall behind"