I tried to write about what this photo means but I just ended up on the verge of tears of frustration. I'm just going to say that this picture is trying to poke at the notion of the photographer as someone who puts a frame around the world. What they chose to include in and exclude from that frame is crucial to the encoding of the image and also a testament to the photographer themselves. I think we live in a world full of enforced frames and ideas and trends that we must try to fit into. These kill our creativity and limit our ability to express ourselves. Also, I'm obsessed with self portraiture lately and I've also been trying to wrap words around how every single photo we ever take is a self portrait because we project a personal thought, idea or emotion onto it. I'm finding it hard to explain exactly how this photo fits into all of that, but it makes a lot of sense in my head and I kind of think that's all that matters right now.
(You should know it took me 5 seconds to take this photo and nearly an hour to write all that and it still makes me want to cry because I can't words agh. I wanted to blog though so here we are)