Portraits of Clydach

It’s been raining sideways here. Every road seems to be a river and surface water is lying everywhere. The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of my talented class in Clydach this morning and they happily braved the elements to take these excellent self-portraits. The idea behind these is not to be technically perfect but to be expressive and to indicate mood.

A true selfie isn’t something  taken with a selfie stick and with a stereotypical ‘duck face’. A selfie is a way of expressing the self. It can indicate a complex history or a wish fulfilment just as it can show the body or the face. The self is an abstract rather than a physical entity so to catch a sense of the self through a photograph is no easy task.



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