I think that the pictures I submit for this project will be a little different from the ones that 'normally' appear on this blog - but I am going to post them anyway.
I dont think the group could have picked a more difficult first subject - 'self portrait' - many of you will have noticed that I am essentially absent from my own blog - and thats not just because I stand behind the camera most of the time. It's a clear choice on my behalf!
I decided to take this image with strong side light so that only half of my face was clearly shown. The idea here is about the public and the private, and what we choose to share. Also, I find many people simply invent 'truth' in portraits based their own prejudice or bias - in other words what they say the picture tells them about the person in the picture is as much a product of the viewer as the subject.
So, here is some of me, with the rest a little obscured.