In this first 'self-portrait' posting, I'm posting a collection of self portraits that I took throughout the second half of my junior year of high school through the first semester of my sophomore year of college. You'll notice that a lot of these photos are a bit beat up: the reason is that they were once all a part of a 7-foot high cross sculpture that I had covered with these photos and then wrapped with barbed wire. The scupture is gone (but I have photos - see my 'sculpture' postings) but I wanted to preserve the photos so I removed them all and scanned them. Most of these photos were shot with a Konica FS-1 camera using the self-timer. Others were taken with my Canon A2e, and still others taking with a Ciroflex Twins Lens Reflex (medium format 2 1/4).
Note and Disclaimer:
These photos are not in chronological order. The disclaimer is that I'm well aware of how horribly these photos are printed. They're all early attempts at printing each photo which I tossed in my 'reject but maybe I'll think of a use for it later' bin. When I had the idea for the cross sculpture, all of these poorly printed silver gelatin prints suddenly got new life. I've given many of the originals away so in many instances these are the only copies of these prints that I have left. All of the shots below were shot, processed, and printed by me. It's been quite some time since I've been in a darkroom and I miss it terribly...digital will never touch the beauty of film.
We all had angst in high school and early college. It's just that I have photographic proof of mine.