Portrait with my Rolleiflex 11/14/20

November 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

This afternoon I put the old Rolleiflex on a tripod and pointed it at myself.  It is rare that I have my self-portrait made, as I usually point my camera to others, but there is something intimate and special about doing a self-portrait.  It is that introspection, that search for what we want others to see in us that has fascinated artists for centuries.  Most painters have made self-portraits, and we are all familiar with famous ones from Rembrandt,  Durer, Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and so many others.  I don't aspire to be in such wonderful company of artists, but here is a portrait of myself reading a book by the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, in a favorite corner by a window.  

 

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