Self-Portrait: Tattoo

I have a habit of tackling huge concepts and this self-portrait, comprised of 24 photographs, is no exception.

Needless to say, stitching these together in Photoshop was time-consuming, yet very rewarding ... I'm now an expert in using the "eraser tool" to blend and create scratched textures, as you can see in the close-ups below!

The result is quite frightening: it's like a tattoo, but also like the skin has been peeled from my face to reveal the muscular workings beneath. Both tell the story of my photographic interests, of Christian iconography, gender issues and rural motifs.

1 comment:

Nerida Gill said...

Love this self portrait Kathleen. It looks so cool!