April 24, 2006

Self Portrait

I used a lot of digital photography for my Self Portrait. I thought about what is important in my life, and what makes me who I am. I used photographs of important people in my life, those who have had a significant impact on who I am today. For the background I used all imagery of water. Places I've been and scenery I've loved. I find it a calming and stress relieving experience to just sit by water. For the larger image of me I wanted it to look fun, because I think of myself as a fun, friendly person. I had someone take this photo for me but I chose the one I think fits my personality well. I had fun blending layers to make other things appear, I also used the opacity tool a lot.