Not to be confused with selfies, self portrait photography refers to something very different. I go into great detail in this post but I'll also sum it up for you here. Selfies are foremost flattering, spontaneous and taken with the selfie cam on you mobile phone. Self portraits are more artistic in nature, they tell a larger story and concept which work to convey the intention behind the photo. While an image may look simple, it's very hard to photograph yourself when you are unable to see what you're doing, how your pose looks, whether you've captured your best angle, and if you've captured the mood of the photograph.
I wish I had access to this wonderful community when I began my self portrait journey
years ago. I had no idea there were entire communities of photographers and artists practicing self portraiture. Curious about self portrait photography? You are welcome here!
Here's a list of 9 self portrait photographers whose work I have enjoyed on Instagram. I haven't included additional information on each artist as I feel their visual work speaks for itself. Browse the images below and click on the ones that speak to you most, then support them by following along with your favorites.
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