I recently read an article about self-portrait photography. I’ve always shied away from self-portraits because I like to focus on other subjects when I’m creating the shots. But Larry Lourcey, the author of the article, talked about how his creativity was sharpened by self-portraiture. He made a challenge for himself: since he had just turned 40, he would take a picture of himself each week for 40 weeks. This project challenged Lourcey to turn himself and his interests into a series of captivating images. The results are incredible! You can check out his 40@Forty Gallery here.
I’ve recently turned 25, so I thought this challenge would be a pretty cool one to try (turning a quarter of a century old should be commemorated somehow, right?). So, for the next 25 weeks I’ll be posting a self-portrait. I’m hoping this discipline of regularly taking pictures will challenge me to get really inventive and sharpen my photography skills.
I’m definitely open to suggestions, so if you have an idea for a setting/theme/etc. feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail 🙂 In the meantime, here’s the first image to kick off the series: