I promise you, I never make self portraits. Selfies are a thing that I think are exceptionally narcissistic. I accidentally took a picture of myself that I kinda liked, because I intentionally made myself look wrinkly and dry old. I experimented with that for a while, but you never saw them. Ugh.

I don’t really look for portraits like these. They just sort of turn up on occasion, maybe like much of my better work, on the way to someplace else. Or, sitting in a cafe having a coffee.

That’s where the good stuff lies.

This came to me by watching British television. I’m sure you know the shoe, “The Great British Baking Show.” There are plenty of spin offs. But, did you know that there is a show about painting portraits?

It’s about capturing the essence of the subject not just about technical excellence. To me, it is fascinating. And, inspiring.

I suggest you watch it, but it’s on Tubi, which means it’s tucked away in the basement of Roku, the company who killed most televised sports coverage. It is worth the journey



3 responses to “Never”

  1. Yinglan Avatar

    I agree with what you’ve said about selfies. It’s a form of narcissism.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Photographer’s through out the ages have made self portraits mostly out of boredom, I think. But, today things are out of hand. You know, in my other job, music, we know that most people don’t come or the music. The come for the experience and they want to document it so they can show their friends,

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      1. Yinglan Avatar

        I agree, it has gotten a little out of hand.
        That’s just sad. If I ever get the chance to go to a concert or any sort of music performance, I will be focusing on the sound, because it’s what I came for.


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