i’m really sorry about posting so little pictures lately and if i do they’re quite dumb, i mean they’re fine but they don’t really feel me, i’m figuring some shit out and trying new things and see where i can go. i wish i could show some things, i hopefully will soon. i’ll try to post regularly (even if it’s just some dumb nature pictures, at least they’re calming to look at). monday i’m leaving on a week to france with an all girls collective i recently became part of. in two weeks i’m starting my master’s degree, i’m doing some collaborations and there are some other things going on. (when i write it all down, it’s actually okay, i’m not that stuck.) thanks for keeping up with me, i really hope i have some things i’m proud of soon. xx
(i am large, i contain multitudes.)*
I posted the series (I am large, I contain multitudes.) about a month ago on both my website and my blog. Some images of the series are scattered around on the web on its own, which I find really cool, especially with its concept in the back of my head. I never gave any explanation except for the title, hoping people would make up their own idea about it. I still want people to do that, but for those who are interested in what all these self-portraits actually mean to me, I’m finally here with my intention.
These images of myself are all ideas/images project on me, which is something I’ve been very aware of. These self-portraits are not me, they’re others’ ideas of me. It was therapeutic in a sense to actually be those ideas for a few minutes so the camera could catch it. Some Elieses are such superficial, hollow persons, some are so complex, almost unable to photograph. It’s weird being so many people. I could do this forever, there as many images of me are as there are people(probably more as ideas change in the course of knowing someone). I might pick this up again, but I’m gonna let it rest for a bit, do some other things, leave my image alone. I hope you enjoy them.
*the title is a quote from a poem from Walt Whitman called “Song of Myself”, which I’d recommend.
Oh hey, a question not involving photography: which are your favourite podcasts? I’ve literally asked this on every social media-profile I have but I really want to get to know good ones to listen to while working. Thank you!