Mount Arlington, NJ
Driving Myself Crazy
Photograph - Photography
A self portrait depicting the different physical and emotional aspects of my life.
With this self portrait I was looking for a way to present an image of myself in one frame that not only conveyed the many things that I currently do in my life, but I also wanted to go a little deeper and try to have it convey some of the different aspects of my personality. So in this write up I'm going to break one of the artists' rules and explain what this piece means to me.
The Driver: The blank canvas (represented by the white shirt) is trying to find his way through life while trying to manage his many passengers (aspects of his own personality) along they way. At any time any of the other passenger personalities can fill that blank canvas and be in the driver's seat.
The Boy Scout Leader: Always the co-pilot through life's journey no matter who is driving. Always trying to make sure that the driver is prepared, courteous, helpful and ready to do what is right. Trying to make sure that the driver is heading on the right path through life. Just like a good scout should.
The Anxiety Guy: Always behind the driver, always questioning the driver about his fears and worries along life's journey. He always seems to be there, whispering in the driver's ear: "What if you're not going the right way?" What if you do it wrong?" "What if you make a mistake?" and so on. He's the pain in the @ss of the group.
The Dad: He usually spends a lot of time in the driver's seat, driving to and from the many things that are part of being a husband and father. So when someone else takes over driving he is more that happy to take a nap.
The Photographer: Living life through the viewfinder, one day at a time. Its a double edge sword. He can see things around him in ways that others may not. But the viewfinder can also cause tunnel vision, sometimes causing him to miss seeing the things that are closest to him.
The Relaxed Guy: Relaxation tends to take a back seat at this moment in life's journey, but the view from back there can be pretty amusing.
Please note: "The Fine Art America" watermark in the corner of the image will not appear on your purchased order.
September 16th, 2013
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