Self-Portrait at 22, July 4th 2019

I shot this photo in colour, I had originally intended it to be seen that way . The glowing winter light painted my skin, it was dramatic . The portrait I have chosen to show here is quiet; I think there is more to see here . I have tried many times and will continue to try and capture the ‘self’ in the self-portrait, although
I find it ungraspable .

 

This photograph has been staged . I am standing on the hill behind my childhood home . I used to walk the dog up here, before the farmer started putting signs up, and subdividing the land to build more homes .

Self-Portrait at 22, July 4th 2019 was exhibited as a finalist and received an 'Honourary Mention' in the 2019 RACT Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, exhibited at The Long gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) Hobart 2019 - State touring exhibition.