Self Portraiture Across The DA CommunityI am a landscape photographer, and there are so many reasons why I love and am in awe of nature and all its wonders. Yet I think that is why, as an admirer of art, I enjoy viewing a genre which I do not tap into in my own work. I became interested in self portraiture about a year ago, when I went to view an exhibition of it in London. Being so different to my landscapes, I found it surprising that a lot of the self portraits actually spoke to me on a level that I understood and recognised from many years of capturing and admiring beautiful landscapes and scenery. It was then that I embarked on a journey of research into this wonderful art.Self Portraiture Across The DA Community by ImogensMindsEye
A self-portrait is a representation of an artist. Whether it be traditional, photographical or sculptural.
The 'self portrait' originated as simply a means for an artist to practice and refine the skill of painting without having to pay for a model, and later, some more prolific artists used it also as a form of self promotion before photography was