Selfportraits by mephisto19


Inspired by lazara's blog, here is a selection of selfportraits

Seeing the wonderful blogpost My year 2009 in Self-Portraits by lazara I am inspired to show you some of my selfportraits.
I actually don’t like to be photographed (only when I am in the mood), but take many, many pictures of me in lack of a model.

For the LC-A Race i took quite a lot of selfportraits, as it was one of the tasks to do so: One selfportrait with a local newspaper and one with a mirror.
Here they are:

Selfportraits LCA Race

Another thing is, that I can hardly pass by a mirror without taking a portrait with one of my cameras and me on it…

Mirror Selfportraits

A quite regular way of making selfportraits is, to hold the camera in armlength away and shoot. i am doing this technique, too, of course

armlength Selfportraits

One of my most favourite cameras to make selfportraits it Lubitel. I simply love the cam for shooting portraits.


Although I consider me as lazy, I like to – following the golden rule to take your camera everywhere you go – take pictures in the water (and it does not matter if it is a big pool or my bathtub) or while I am biking or driving my car.


Sometimes I really like to dress up in some way and take (funny) selfportraits in strange clothes.

dressed up Selfportraits

A good way to make use of the accessories for LCA+ and Diana is to make Splitzer-Selfportraits, to combine your face with other things or to split it and combine it with itself.

Splitzer yourself

And of course, one of the most popular techniques in lomography: doubles. I sometimes make instant doubles using the mx-switch on LCA+ or simply exposing twice with medium formated cameras and sometimes I simply end up on a “regular” double or triple…


So follow now my call as I followed lazaras:
Show me your selfportraits!

written by mephisto19 on 2010-03-20 in #news #lazara #lubitel #lca #selfportrait #selfportraits #mephisto19 #techniques


  1. paramir
    paramir ·

    this is amazing. I take my hat off. beautiful galleries, great article!

  2. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Great photos, congrats::))

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great work as usual! :)

  4. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Amazing gallery!! Draggishness and cruel shoes require you to report to John Waters immediately!! Get on an aeroplane to Baltimore!!

  5. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    fascinating work, quite inspiring : )

  6. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    nice work!

  7. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great work m8!!! Very inspiring.

  8. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Nice galleries Stephan :DD

  9. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    Looove the dressed up ones :D I haven't stumbled across those before!!

  10. nural
    nural ·

    All your shots are amazing!!! But I especially loved he one with the Violin and the one through the cars sidemirror....

  11. dogma
    dogma ·

    Cool colection! :)

  12. dotdotdot
    dotdotdot ·

    i loved the violin shot! I'm a trombonist! Maybe i should take one with my bone!

  13. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Great portfolio! Well done!

  14. disdis
    disdis ·

    you are great stephan! You always make me smile with your self-portraits

  15. satomi
    satomi ·

    Okay, #7 from water portrait is super freaky, and #2 and 5 from dressed up self portrait....Haahahahahahah:D Oh, Stephan, you are the best!!! So many fantastic portraits my friend! (and also love #4 from the LC-A race gallery)

  16. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Wow, amazing!

  17. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    super cool!!!

  18. pia
    pia ·

    you are great! i love it all specially photo 1 and 3! keep on inspiring us stephan! =)

  19. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Excellent gallery!!! u are my idol!!! XD

  20. trampoline
    trampoline ·

    those 3 of your mirror shots - are you in a Yayoi Kusama infinity room?

  21. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    thanks for all the comments! ;)

  22. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Great work Stefan! Such an interesting collection of portraits! Makes me wonder what I can do different :)

  23. filby
    filby ·

    as always, fantastic. inspirational :)

  24. kutshie
    kutshie ·

    great article, makes me want to go home and take lots of selfportraits!

  25. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Brilliant galleries!! Loving all of it =)))

  26. bravopires
    bravopires ·


  27. filhalandilas
    filhalandilas ·

    Wow! You're crazy man!

  28. stouf
    stouf ·

    You're the best, man ! Each shot is stunning !

  29. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Brilliant Stephan, love the dressing up and doubles!

  30. kostam7
    kostam7 ·

    Great great shots!!

  31. violet_rayy
    violet_rayy ·

    the legend that is....!

  32. niki-tzi
    niki-tzi ·

    amazing self portrait gallery...

    you're fantastic, i love the doubles and the plitzer pix... congrats! xxx

  33. middernachtlopper
    middernachtlopper ·

    Truly awesome!

  34. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·


  35. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    wunderschön ! <3 !

  36. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·


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