Joseph P. Kanski : the purpose of a self portrait. I really like his work!
It happened a long time ago – or did it ?
Consider this what if, towards the end of the Medieval Period there was a shift from Illuminated Manuscripts to the use of Kirlian Photography. Everyone would be taking self portraits, well those who could afford the latest app, ………
The self-portrait, what is its purpose/message ? An affirmation of one’s sense of existence ? An expression of one’s hopes and fears made manifest, and then conveyed in an image to the world ? Or have we reduced our image to media content that is incorporated into a constructed reality and then have it consumed and repurposed by the viewing audience ? Do we illuminate and reveal ourselves or attempt to hide behind a manufactured context ? What is the true story of the text ?