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Self Portraits

Behind the Scenes: William Thompson

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

William Thompson in his Brooklyn, NY studio (2016) We were both working on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when I first met William Thompson. By our 9:00am...

These Women Artists Are Their Own Damn Muses

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.04.2016 | Arts

Warning: This article contains nudity, prepare your innocent eyes. There is a very practical, historical reason why so many women have been drawn to...

A Queen Of Self-Portraits Tackles The Complexities Of Aging

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

After years of grand retrospective exhibitions that have celebrated her long and fruitful artistic career, photographer Cindy Sherman has a show up th...

Christopher Kent Schumaker: My Strangers / Homeward Angel

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

All of the works in Christopher Kent Schumaker's new book My Strangers were made during a time of great duress in the artist's life.

Jane Szabo: Reconstructing Self, Dressing the Part

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Jane Szabo's conceptualist photographic project, Reconstructing Self, is a work of self-portraiture, executed along a cumulative, expanding allegorical framework.

Narcissists Make Better Artists, Study Says, Surprising No One

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.23.2016 | Arts

A pretty successful artist named Pablo Picasso once said to one of his friends: "God is really an artist, like me... I am God, I am God, I am God." So...

States of Mind by Emma Amar

Grryo | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts

Thanks to iPhoneography, I have been able to thrive on being able to make everything with a single purpose: taking the photo, editing it, and posting it.

How One Homeless Artist's Self-Portraits Made Her Fantasies Real

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts

In her day-to-day life, Lee Godie was a homeless woman who made a living selling paintings on chilly Chicago streets. She kept her belongings in vario...

Surreal Video Loops & The Psychology of Selfies

Mike Mellia | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Mike Mellia

That one time practice made perfect That one time I taught literature humanities at a small liberal arts college That one time Bear Grylls picke...

Intimate Self-Portraits Document One Artist’s Struggle With Disease

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work environments. For 10 years, the life of Japanese artist Emi Anrakuji (born in 196...

Here's What We Look Like When We Travel

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2015 | Travel

How much of our identity is shaped by where we are? We asked EyeEm's community of photographers to capture their individuality through self portraits...

How Artists Are Using The Selfie As A Radical Weapon For Change

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

Selfies can be a lot more complicated than we think. Need proof? Long before Kim Kardashian began collecting material for Selfish, radical femin...

Artist Snaps A Nude Self-Portrait Everyday, Challenging Our Concepts Of 'Maleness'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

Warning: This article contains many a full frontal nude photo and is most likely not appropriate for work environments. As recently elucidated by Big...

Barren Optimism: How My Photography Is Influenced by Andrew Wyeth's Paintings

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Heather Hummel

I captured this self-portrait, titled "Wading Through," at King Family Vineyards in rural Crozet, Virginia. When I asked the owner, James King, about the field's status, he indicated that it had peaked two weeks earlier, on July 12th. He could not have known that was also my 50th birthday.

What I Learned From Drawing My Face Over And Over

By Mina Liu | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

Growing up, I wanted to conquer a plethora of occupations. There was that time I wanted to be a fashion designer but gave up halfway through sewing my...

Looking For Intimacy In The Digital Age, An Artist Recreates Your Sexy Selfies

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts

You pose, you find a flattering angle, you snap a selfie, you send it to your beau, they check it out and 30 seconds later the image dissolves into th...

Nude Bodies Invade Some Of The World's Greatest Natural Landscapes

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts

Peer into the expanses of a Ruben Brulat photography, and you'll find yourself playing a different kind of Where's Waldo? Instead of a man in stripes ...

This Awesome Self-Portrait Project Puts the 'Terrific' in 'Hipsterrific'

DL Cade | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

When it came time for Sao Paolo-based photographer and art director Adriano Alarcon to shave the beard he had spent 4 months growing, he didn't waste ...

One Photographer-Dancer Is Taking Ballet Selfies All Across Berlin

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts

Mickael Jou is a photographer. And Mickael Jou is a dancer. His project "365 Photos" succinctly captures these two passions, in a series of urban snap...

Bong Jung Kim Gets Right to the Point

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Bong Jung Kim has a very deliberate and consistent way of working. His intention, which is navigated through bold combinations and contentious juxtapositions of symbols, mixes metaphors as he vies for a deeper cord in our psyches.

For 15 Years, This Photographer Inserted Herself Into Other Women's Lives

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts

Dita Pepe's photographs look like the fragments of a forgotten family album. Except in these portraits, the subjects seem to be plucked from dozens of...

Youngho Kang: 99 Variations of a Self-Portrait

Jason Landry | Posted 09.14.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

I met South Korean photographer Youngho Kang at the LensCulture FotoFest Paris portfolio review event in 2013. Kang is not shy in front of the camera. In each image, he's playing a part in a story that only he could tell.

Dead Mickey: Photographer Styles and Shoots Himself Dead

Jenny Block | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Jenny Block

Mickey Strider photographs himself as a dead body in a multitude of dramatic settings, from the profound to the profane. They are desolate and detached. They are also compellingly beautiful, and impossible to turn away from.

Jane Szabo: Sense of Self

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

The images in Jane Szabo's Sense of Self exists at the intersection of multiple threads of contemporary photography.

Mapping New Ground: the Artist-Run London Biennale Pollination Event

JK Russ | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

The street frontages do not automatically suggest art venues within. But each of these four locations is host to the '2014 London Biennale Pollination in Las Vegas.'