Nick Douglas – Blog #2

This weeks photo a day assignment is self portraits. For this week i attempted to capture the essence of personality. The fact that “selfies” and clear headshots were discouraged helped me to think of new ways to take a self portrait. Instead i tried to capture a montage of items that somehow reflect my personality, or things that i associate with one’s sense of self. The biggest struggle in this assignment was restructuring the way one thinks of a self portrait. the typical self portrait usually depicts the artists face. However with this assignment i had to think of items that i could appropriate to myself as a person. This is reflective of our discussions of appropriation in class. We have to appropriate ourselves into items or places. This helps us begin to understand ourselves, and not just think of ourselves as one homogeneous piece.