study of self
"Self portraits are in my view quintessential for how an artist views the world. The photographer captures the world around him and shows us how he views the world. But this world also consists of the artist him(her)self. Any world without a view on the artist himself through his own eyes is not a complete view on the world. Show me a thousand beautiful photos by a photographer of the world around him, and I will only know half the person. But show me also one self portrait, and I will know the complete person."