Self-portrait happenstance in urban photography
This journal entry delves into the intriguing interplay between my urban photography and the inadvertent emergence of my own portrait. Upon studying contact sheets from recent outings, I was struck by the recurrent, almost serendipitous, presence of my reflection within the frames. Interesting, self portrait happenstance!
In the following selection of images, my silhouette morphs into a shadowy accomplice, a reflective ghost, and a mysterious cipher. Some of these self-portraits are captured entirely by chance. Whereas, in other frames I’ve deliberately weaved my presence into the narrative tapestry.
See if you can spot the happenstance versus the deliberate inclusion of my frame within the frame. A fun exercise in close looking.
If I’ve whet your appetite and you’d like to see more urban photography this link will give you a good selection of imagery to explore.
Artist: Tahnia Roberts ©2023
Category: Urban life photography
Style: Black and white photography
Subject: Self portrait
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Australia