Why I enjoy Self-Portraits
I'm not a "photographer". Lol I take photos for the enjoyment of it. Everyone has their own story or reason, but I think I just figured out mines.
This might sound really weird from what other's may see photography, but I especially like self-portraits in photography just because I can see myself. What I meant by that...is I feel like I exist. Day to day, walking around, sitting, standing, I can't see myself obviously. So everything seems a blur, a dream to me. I get lost and lose what I believe in sometimes because I don't know if anything is real. When taking photos, whether I take them or if I happen to appear in a group photo, it hits me that: Oh, I was here...and I did somethings there. I...exist. It's a small memory shaker for me. I don't know why I feel or think this way. I just do.
I don't mind taking photos for others, but for me, self-portraits in photography is why I even do "photography".
I forget my surroundings in real life...the details that is, even when I look into the mirror. When photos are taken whether at the park, building, etc, the background of the image that I'm in helps me see more clearly that I was there. I don't think what I just wrote is weird. I'm sure everyone occasionally feels like this right? But whenever I do take photos, this is what I think when I see myself in it.
I can't say I'm "Passionate" about photography. I do enjoy it though for hobby purposes.
I do, however, have passion for music! Music is personal to me and I don't express it publicly like I do with photography. I'm in a whole new world when I play music. My heart is drivin elsewhere and I feel at peace as if music is really my best friend who can actually touch my heart unlike anything else. Seriously...being able to play instruments is a blessing. You feel something that many don't feel just by listening to music. When I play the music, my heart literary sails with the music.
So right now, I want to go for Music Composition as my major in college. I'm just going to go with how I feel about the things I'm decent at and see where that takes me. Now you know! :D
But yeah, that's why I like photography/self-portraits.