Please excuse how obnoxious and self-centered this post seems. I’m happy with the photos and wanted to share them, though I do wish they featured someone else! Even if I don’t actually like having so many photos of myself, taking self-portraits allows me a freedom I don’t normally have. I am not assertive enough to confidently direct people I’m photographing, so being alone in a field with a tripod and remote control works well for me. Although in hindsight it seems like it would feel pretty silly, it is quite the opposite for me. Â In a way, it’s empowering.
Next I would really like to get Joseph out there with me! We don’t have any decent pictures together, and doing a portrait session together has been a dream of mine for a long time. Â But that presents two problems: 1) I will have to direct him, and 2) it’s kind of like someone watching me take a bunch of pictures of myself. Â That is just really awkward.