Conceptual Self Portrait Series “i fell from a great height”
Exploring the multi-layered complexities of the human personality, and variations of perceived identity & emotive responses.
How do we see ourselves? How does our perception of ourselves & others change according to our beliefs, experiences & relationships?
These questions & analysis form the foundations of the framework for this series of self-portraits. Relating to both personal & societal perceptions of, and responses to, sexuality, identity & grief. As the narrative for this series, my aim is to combine these elements in the hope of taking my observations of strong & often complex emotions and thought processes into forming a challenging & thought provoking connection with the viewer.
I realized that using me as the subject was the strongest and most honest way of projecting & portraying the elements and emotion necessary, this made the use of self portraits a natural process for this series.
Photographed & Conceptualized by Michael A. Morrison
“Heaven & hell are right here on earth, decided by your own free will”
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© Michael A. Morrison 2010 All Rights Reserved
“It’s relatively rare that I find an image that clearly portrays emotion that is REAL… not posed. There is an immediate power in the reality that makes it difficult for a viewer to look away – though the moment captured would, in life, most probably be such a private one…
I know it takes an incredible amount of energy to manage to capture self-portraits as you have done for this series – congratulations!
The reality of it leaves us all richer for making us feel and think of things we otherwise may not like to ‘touch’…
Really great work!”
(Comment courtesy of Kallena Kucers, thank you Kallena)
This image & “i fell from a great height” series Copyright © Michael A. Morrison 2010 All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Use/Reproduction of Images in ANY FORM without prior consent by artist Prohibited