Artist Statement

Portrait photography was always going to be my choice of genre having a passion for people. My goal is to capture more than a likeness. I want to get behind the face and see you.

Socrates, the Greek philosopher, once said: “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”.

In the search for my wisdom to better capture the essence of you, I decided to take a journey to explore my public and private self.

Completing four personality tests headed me in the right direction. Picking the common traits got me to the starting line. This project “Self, working with me” taught me to explore deeper than the superficial to better communicate my public and private self, personality traits.

However, I don't want to tell people what to see in my images, that's why they don't have descriptive titles or descriptions, everyone is free to interpret what the photo says to them.

I have a face, but a face is not what I am. Behind it lies a mind, which you do not see but which looks out on you. The face, which you see but I do not, is a medium I own to express something of what I am. Or so it seems till I turn to the mirror. Then, my face may seem to own me; to confront me as a condition to which I am bound.
— Julian Bell, Five Hundred Self-Portraits

The Virtual Exhibition

The eBook

The Print Porfolio

The Image Gallery

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