Do you feel uninspired for photography? Try something else… try self-portrait.

Photograph yourself …

Take a picture of your shadow; in reflections on different surfaces, whether alone or accompanied; use the camera of your cell phone, the front or the back; or use the camera you normally bring along with you …

I think self-portraits are fun. They are not really art, but they have already existed and there are still many who took the self-portraits seriously, such as the great photographers Lee Friedlander and Vivian Maier . See for example this post on Friedlander’s selfies(*). 


I leave here this suggestion … have fun making self-portraits ….

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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