Exercise 1 – Constructing a Portrait

I have recently changed my profile picture to the one showed above. This self-portrait was taken as part of an assignment and was designed to portray me as a confident, competent executive, in control of my environment, a successful businessman.

This is an accurate representation of me during the day, of me the executive. But I have another side, the photographer, and yet another, the academic. If I were to focus on me the photographer or perhaps more accurately the photography student, how would I represent this identity? As I write this now I am still in my work clothes, but I am leaning over a PC. Maybe I should produce a portrait of me looking like some archetypal flamboyant photographer, but the portrayal would be false.

In the end, this image is as accurate a portrayal of my identity as I can imagine.

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