THE SELF PORTRAIT….
…Is an agonizing process for the photographer. At least it is for me. I’m in the process of overhauling my website, and it was brought to my attention that the time for a new portrait has come. My options were simple, either shoot myself - or have someone else do it. To be honest there’s only a handful of photographers I’d trust with this endeavor. Two of them I worked with at David LaChapelle Studios, one of them is David LaChapelle himself, another is a personal hero who does live in Atlanta, and one of them also shoots bands. Four of them live in Los Angeles, and the one who doesn’t lives on a normal schedule. So then it falls to me to do this at about 4am. I’ve been putting it off for weeks. So here is what happens when I turn the camera on myself.