Saturday, May 1, 2010

my Man Ray inspired self portrait

There were so many reasons I felt connected to this tattoo, this was part of the inspiration:

Man Ray revolutionized the photography world by his rejection of the traditional and the invention of Surreal Photography. This image is a double exposure of his young wife and a violin.

My image below is a single exposure suggesting me as a surreal subject. This is not a comparison, only a tribute to the artist, and a reminder to myself as an artist that only in becoming the art could I ever hope to understand my subjects.

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