"Self-portrait With Mirrors"

PhotographerAngelika Ejtel
Prize2nd Place in People / Self-Portrait
City/CountryDALLAS, United States
Photo DateJanuary 22, 2017
Technical InfoArchival Inkjet Print
Entry Description

This self-portrait belongs to "The Art of Reflection" ongoing project of mine whose name is derived from the book with the very same title by Marsha Meskimmon. I wish to experiment with all kind of surfaces to reflect my selves. Although, all of my photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, my attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.

About Photographer

Angelika Ejtel (alias RapidHeartMovement) is a Polish self-portrait artist based in the United States. Her photographic work is inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet-H. Poswiatowska. Angelika uses herself as a subject for her images. She considers her photographic creation as a poetic experience. Her photographs have been featured in literary publications (such as ?Dead Bop City?,?Palaver? or ?Watershed Review?) and exhibitions throughout the country as well as internationally.