This is another favorite self portrait. This photograph is one of the happiest accidents that’s happened in my photo history. I find it’s always incredibly difficult making a decent self portrait. Getting the focus, composition, lighting, and all the minute details down right is tricky when you can’t see what the camera sees. It’s especially hard when shooting with film. After lots of planning, you essentially just have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. I was lucky here in that this photograph came out better than I could have ever hoped or planned.
[from Expanse; Fall, 2008; Brookings, SD]