What I Learned From My Self-Portrait Habit

“In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount.”

— Haruki Murakami

My First Self Portrait Last year — March 2018
When bedtime comes in the middle of shooting…and when your tired as hell… July 2018
I had no idea what to do, so I acted normal…it had been a tough few days. March 2018
Of course the obligatory photo shoot with the “other woman” Left — April 2018 / C& R — July 2018
Found this mirror at a children’s museum with my son, so I played! December 2018
Some of my early shots playing with strobes…the lights on the left were way too hot but it’s one of my favorites, the one on the left was a day of focus issues but again…it has meaning to me looking back. July & Sept. 2018
L & R — November 2018 / Center — February 2019
L — Dec 2018 / C — March 2018 / R — April 2018
Left — March 2018 / Right — April 2018
  • I almost always choose BW
  • Not a lot of smiles, more honesty, but definitely some silliness
  • A lot of reflections
  • When I frame, I tend to hug the edge of one side of the frame
  • I love contrast & deep shadows, I don’t need a lot of extra context
  • Evidently I really like that t-shirt a lot because it’s in about 75% of my self portraits!
Left & Right: January 2019 / Center September 2018
Taken after a photo shoot just before publishing this — February 2019

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Aaron

Husband, Father, Photographer, Reader, Writer, Fundraiser, Food Lover, Good Cook, Knowledge Addicted — Sold everything in 2017 & moved to Madrid with my family.