Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Self Scrutiny

I've recently been reading up a lot on Claude Cahun, an artist/photographer/writer in throughout the 20's-40's primarily (although they did not stop creating until their death in 1954). Their unabashed look at themselves, at deconstructing gender and self is really quite fascinating to look at in their self portraits. While this is not an attempt to mimic anything that they were trying to do, all of the reading has once again placed my own perceptions of myself in question and analysis. Exactly who do I think I am?

By the way, I do plan on trying to duplicate one or two of their self portraits as an homage... but that will come later.

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