Thursday, November 6, 2008
If you were to pull together five to ten of your favorite items in your home, what would be included, which items would you choose? What is indicative of you? What have you carried with you everywhere you've traveled or lived? I was flipping through the Men's Vogue issue and saw a spread for one of the most curious art directors. Gathered on this spread were black and white photographs, a brass belt buckle, a travel book, diary, and camera, a horse's whip and a plaid riding cap. They were all photographed together, layered on a mahogany desk. It was sophisticated and attractive and a very intimate look into the things he holds dear. I could tell he loved to travel, he loved antiques and horses. I could tell he was an explorer with a sense of curiosity. I'm thinking that before the sun starts to disappear this weekend, I should gather some of my favorite items together and photograph them. A sort of self portrait! These images from Thuss Farrell are going to be used for inspiration. What would your self portrait contain?