i take pictures of myself. if you ask me why, i could make up a million reasons, but in the end i don't think i really know why. sometimes i tell myself that it's because i can't find anyone else to photograph, but then i look around and see all the people i know who would be willing to pose for me. i guess it's because it tells my story. it captures me in such a way that no other being can. ever since i was a child i wanted to get my picture taken in the senior portrait style because i thought they showed more about the person than a normal sitting-in-a-box-and-smiling portrait did. when the time came i actually took my own senior portraits. i didn't want to put my memories in the hands of another individual who didn't know me. self-portraiture to me is about expressing my emotions at the time-- capturing my history. and so i take this square and give you a part of me.