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For this post, I will be critiquing one of my classmates self-portraits.


This is a photo of Matt Edmier. You can find his blog here. What I like about this photo is the use of lighting. With one hand, he looks to be playing with a string of lights that are lighting up half of his face. He is looking at something off screen. The viewer of the image has no idea what (though his blog says it’s a TV) he’s looking at and can make their own interpretations. Something else that can be left to interpretation is whatever he’s doing with his left arm. It seems to be extended, either resting on something or he’s holding something. Due to the low lighting, the photo is very grainy but that may be intentional.