Ascension is a self-portrait taken from photographic artist, Jaeda DeWalt�s, The Light series and is a part of the DeWalt Gallery collection.
Image photographed using a digital camera and remote-controlled shutter release.
About this image
I was hesitant to post this image because it doesn�t have that pristine, whispering from the ethers appeal, that i like to create with my photography. But the more i looked at it, the more it grew on me and i began to embrace the flaws for the unique beauty they offer. My eyes look weird, like i am in a trance� it�s a very grainy image, not quite right� but strangely, that is what makes this image work for me.
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I am a self-taught taught artist that discovered my passion of photography, back in 1995, while writing my first book, Haunting Hands. A book initially intended to be a collection of poems i had written about surviving a difficult childhood. I decided it would feel more personal if i created the cover for the book myself. Shortly thereafter, i purchased a camera and turned my living room into a makeshift studio. I did a series of self-portraits and then another and another. The process of creating and putting myself in front of the camera felt cathartic, liberating and healing. The photographic medium opened up...
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