I’ve never been very inclined to do self-portraits — I’ve attempted a couple of them over the years, but with minimal success, probably because I’ve felt too self-conscious to get into it. Recently, over on Google+, some photographers started participating in a self-portrait project: a day is set, and everyone is encouraged to post a self-portrait, ideally one taken that day or very recently. I decided to give it a try, and enjoyed the exercise more than I’d anticipated. The first shot here is my contribution to that project on 28 August.
You can click the photos to see larger version of them.
The second one is a shot I happened upon the other day as I was taking pictures of my Agfa camera. My reflection was visible in the glass of that camera’s viewfinder, and at first I was changing the position of the camera relative to the room’s light to get rid of the reflections, but then I noticed that the effect and the colours showing in the reflections of the glass and the metal of the camera’s body were quite interesting and visually pleasing, so I decided to go ahead and make a self-portrait.