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  • Every photographer, artist, or writer does a self portrait at some time in their life. Every human that ever lived, will ever live, or is living today has a streak of narcissism in them. It's a trait that probably has some root in an acquired-genetic-survival-of-species- type process, that would be an interesting scientific study. For creative people, It's more an expression of their desire to be understood, and to be liked by other people.

    The resulting artwork, should reflect the core of it's own purpose, acceptance. To achieve this, one needs include elements of what represents their own interests and values.

    This example is not my first attempt at this, and probably not my last, but it was taken, after setup, in only one exposure. This is not easy to do, and still find one's self satisfied with the result.

    Surrounded by pictures of family, practicing a song (Blue October's "Calling You"), that played on my stereo the last time I spoke the words 'I still love you' to my wife, I felt this image might impart an understanding of my inner workings. I felt comfortable with the end product, and wish to share it with all the world. It embodies all I hold dear in my life.

    I've named this piece "Catharsis"
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