Detroit, US 42 F

© Laurie Bartolo 2021-2023


As a photographer, I find the self-portrait to be one of the most difficult photographs to take, mainly because I feel so self-conscious when I photograph myself. It’s just awkward to turn the camera on myself and even more awkward to smile and pose like a narcissistic teenager. It’s very difficult to relax and be myself in this situation, but this is exactly what makes a good portrait and what a photographer aims for when photographing people. I’m working through the self-consciousness and just trying to have fun with it.