What Equipment?

This sign is on a big, metal, yellow-orange box that was humming in the heat.  Was this box the ‘equipment’ and it had automatically started?  If not, where was it and what did it do and, most importantly… WHAT WAS SO DANGEROUS?? With no answers in sight, at least I got a selfie.

Smokin’ Self Portrait

Multiple reflections and geometric divisions provide the environment for this self portrait. The large repetitive rectangles in the foreground and the smaller ones superimposed thereon, are reminiscent of unrolled strips of photographic film. Thus, even though this is a digital photograph, it is an homage to film photography.

Self Portrait – Why the Long Face?

The short answer is, “The paper made me do it.” It is oblong (approximately 5×8 inches). I had to fit my features within this constraint.  I have also started wading into my new book, Paul Klee: Irony at Work, by Angela Lampe, Michael Baumgartner. There are a series of portraits at the beginning that captured my […]

Self Portrait – Indecisive Moment

Some say creativity ebbs and flows. For me, it’s no fun when it is at low tide. Today’s sketch is a self portrait. Instead of looking in a mirror, I used my phone camera. I snapped a couple of pictures of myself. They were backwards, when I looked at them later. The lighting was good […]

Self Hypnosis

The outlined figures of Joan Miró were in my mind when I started this composition.  I was in my thinking pose as I tried to decide how to proceed. I became aware of the position of my hand on my brow and copied it onto the paper. I superimposed concentric curves on the face I […]

Birthday Diminishment

I’m having a milestone birthday today. It’s not like it used to be. Nobody knows what I was like when I was a kid any more. They’re all gone. I won’t have to listen to Dad’s yearly reminiscence that I made him miss breakfast the day I was born; I won’t get a call from […]

Bikon and Self Portrait

I could not resist putting myself in this snapshot. To tell the truth, it was nearly impossible to keep the camera shadow out of the shot. However, a good photograph is in part, about photography, about the photographer and of course, about the subject. In portraiture, there is interaction between the photographer and the person […]

Self Portrait with ‘Leave Door Open’ Sign

I almost left the doctor’s office without taking a picture of the sign. It’s not the worst door instruction sign I ever saw. The worst one read: “Keep Door Closed at All Times.”  I’m on the lookout to photograph that one if I ever see it again. This one almost qualifies to be entered into […]