Phototherapy: Running Into Difficulty ©2012
In my first undergraduate year, as a photography student,
(I thought that) I photographed myself for the first time. In that specific moment I found that self-portraiture was an easy and quick solution for the difficulties that I run into while working on an assigned project. Inspired by Jo Spence’s politics of the photographic art form I produced a series of shots of myself posing on the toilet, as a metaphor to demonstrate such a process of failing I went through while trying to create a meaningful piece of artwork. Exited by the new creative experience I returned to using myself as a model again. I intuitively knew that self-portraiture is a subject that I wanted to further explore photographically as well as conceptually. Although perhaps I did not realize at the time I have predicted the major direction of my artwork.