Self Portrait?

May 24, 2010

What constitutes a self portrait? A definition by Wikipedia– “a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist”.  When you view a photo of an individual, for example, in a magazine editorial, who does it represent? Yes there is a face, but does that overtake the presence of the clothing, the makeup, the hair, the idea behind that photo? Is it the face that is being represented or used as only another tool to express? Is the portrait in fact that of the mind behind the photo for it defines more of them then the individual captured? Could this be considered a Self-portrait?

Hair, makeup, clothing, photography all creations of me, Carolyn.

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