Friday, March 21, 2008

Self-Portrait at the MET

I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday and I saw this fascinating artwork by Indian born British artist, Anish Kapur who created a concave shaped dish made entirely out of stainless steel. Upon seeing my images on the reflective surface, I quickly took out the camera and started taking photos of myself.

So when was the last time you took a photo of yourself?

20 comments:

delightful-d said...

Love the photo - love the reflection of the people behind you! Nice photography!
Hmmm.... I can't remember the last time I took a photo of myself (maybe 2 yrs. ago.) I have a disorder that gives me high anxiety to even look in the mirror, let alone take my own photo. Weird huh?

Chuck Pefley said...

500 of your closest friends helped you?

Cool concept!! Not to mention it's just a fun idea and image. Very nice.

I play with reflections from time to time. Most of the time, though, I try to keep myself OUT of the photo. -:)

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

That's such a cool pic! Those guys behind you, particularly the one with the mustache, seem to be very interested in what you were doing. :D

Rafa said...

Loved the photo!

Were those other people with you?

Murphy_jay said...

Cool Shot.. The last time I took picture of myself.. well probably a month ago.
I seldom keep those pictures though.. cos they always turned out to be out of focus :P

oldmanlincoln said...

Cool self portrait.

Have a nice holiday weekend.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville

Jilly said...

Love the photo. Also love this artist. He has a work installed in front of the Casino in Monaco. You can see it here:

Monte Carlo Daily Photo - Sky Mirror

I last took a photograph of myself in a mirror on a building in Monaco - not good...

Your photo is just super, Ming. And thanks so much for your lovely comments on Postcards from PM. J x

tigerfish said...

I do not really like to take photos of myself.

This effect is great - almost like ripples forming on a puddle of water!

citygirl15 said...

That's great!

I sometimes take photos of myself with my macbook's camera....then use some of the effects with interesting results.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I do a lot of those kinds of shots. There's a Flickr Group devoted to photogs and their cameras in reflection....

Jim said...

Last time I tried that I broke my camera.

Olivier said...

j'adore, bravo l'effet est grandiose.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Wow, now this is cool. Great idea!

Wendy said...

That's a neat self portrait - reminds me of what a fly would see with their multi faceted eyes.

b13 said...

I think it was about a week ago. This shot is GREAT!

GMG said...

Great shot!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shot. You seem to find the beauty that surrounds you.. Thanks for sharing!

Sonia said...

LOVED the photo! Looks like a kaleidoscope!

Chris said...

This is funny, Ming! I love that photo. Last week, I took one of myself getting my hair done.

Keropok Man said...

i took a photo of myself last week! haha.. at the photo booth when i was renewing my passport.

this picture is cool!