Don’t you sometimes wonder who checks a dentist’s teeth, gives a masseuse a massage, and takes a photographer’s photo? Well, my last conundrum is answered by these black and white self-portraits of masters in mirrors, highlighting a photographer’s self-reliance, creativity, and even equipment.
It’s not always easy to associate a photographer’s face with his name as most would rather stay behind the lens than in front of it. So it’s remarkable to see the masters of photography documenting themselves in their element.
Besides putting a face to a name, it’s great to see the type of camera a photographer chooses to shoot with. Can you identify them?
Even more interesting is the level of intimacy in these self-portraits. Some liked to shoot in solitary confinement while others have included another character in the frame.
Why don’t you show us your best black and white self-portraits in mirrors in a Super Selfies submission? :-)
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written by denisesanjose on 2012-05-08 #portraits #robert-doisneau #man-ray #sally-mann #analogue-photography #lee-friedlander #black-and-white #american-masters-series #self-portrait #marianne-breslauer #lessons-from-photography-masters #weegee #ilse-bing #master #vivian-maier #lifestyle #vintage #lisette-model #photographer #editorial-series #willy-ronis #diane-arbus