Autoportraits

Street photographers perhaps experience the most melancholic loneliness of all modern art forms. They live through such lonely hours, sometimes in their own cities and sometimes on the streets of most distant countries, that every now and then when they see a surface reflecting their own face (a car window, a show glass or a simple shadow reflection on a wall), they want to speak to themselves, take a peak at themselves. Or at least, I really want to.

The artist looking at his own face has a considerable history in the art of painting. Velasquez, Goya, Rembrandt have all quietly added their own faces to a dark corner of the group compositions commissioned to them. There are countless painters who look at themselves n desperate loneliness. First and foremost Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Lucien Freud, Bacon… Just like novelists who more or less describe themselves in numerous famous novels, us photographers also take a look at our own faces every chance we get. Though not because we admire ourselves or anything, but out of tedium and loneliness!


These photos shot by 35mm And 6x7cm cameras on black&white negative film and scanned. Print size variable upon request (50x60cm dark room prints also available, printed and signed by photographer). Contact the photographer for price.