Survivor is a self-portrait taken from photographic artist Jaeda DeWalts, The Masquerading Selves series and is a part of the DeWalt Gallery collection. Self-portrait photographed with a digital camera and remote control. Hair, styling and make-up also created by Jaeda DeWalt.
ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
I have many facets, i wear many masks. This self-portrait celebrates the side of me that is courageous in the face of fear, moving through it . . . instead of running from it. The facet of me that rises up and becomes triumphant in times of tribulation. The part of me that becomes resilient when i fall flat on my face, allowing me to pick myself up off of the pavement and start anew. I have survived more than i ever thought myself capable of...
CONNECT WITH ME:
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....
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