Self Portrait - at the Gym by Pilgrim

Self Portrait - at the Gym by 

Sort of tricky to take without looking like I am invading people’s privacy. It is very interesting to see ourselves in different contexts. And to see ourselves as others are.


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    These are nice little slices of your life, Martin!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    I love these self portraits w/ the iPhone. But on this one, I think you should pumping some Iron, Martin., or at least get on the elliptical. ;))

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 5 years ago

    ok… enough with the camera… get busy lifting!!! :D

  • Yes, it took at least 15 minutes out of my short session to get this right. I mostly ride the bike on the hill roads near home, but go to the gym on Saturdays when taking the children to classes.

    – Pilgrim

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 5 years ago

    lol! You either look nervous or excited…

  • I think I am just trying to get the shot set up OK without it looking set up!

    – Pilgrim

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    love the last line in your description… rings so true! I really like this kinda introspective work!

  • L B
    L Bover 5 years ago

    WOW – I’m finding these some of the more intriguing works I’ve come across… From the thought to take the shot, to the process and where you take them has so much artistic depth. Very refreshing take..Great work Pilgrim!

  • Lindsay
    This is high praise indeed from someone with your artistic sensibility. I may be finding a voice!

    – Pilgrim

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    This is so cool. I’m staring at it and find myself leaning in, to get into the shot, too….to be part of the experience.

    My elderly (1997!!!) phone does nothing but….er….phone calls…so I don’t know anything about shooting pix with a phone, but I think I’ve seen that some are 5 megapixels. Your self-portrait phone shots would be an intriguing calendar, but I’m guessing they aren’t big enough?

    Oh! I hope you don’t mind my saying that. I just love this kind of thing.
    Living art…neat.

  • Rigtht you are they are only big enough for cards. I would have to import into photoshop and work on them. I quite like the grainy, toy camera feel. They are just taken wth an iphone which has the advantage of being very inconspicuous. Thanks for the comment.

    – Pilgrim

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    Yikes! They’re super the way they are. I wouldn’t want to see them messed-with, either.

    You’ve inspiring me to look into getting a new phone, though, when mine croaks. I’d planned to just slide off that particular grid to save money. But the concept of taking shots unobtrusively is compelling.

    ::runs to see if the old phone is still alive::

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 5 years ago

    LOL!!! I hope it’s worth the gym membership!

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    great shot

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