These are a series of self portraits taken while learning to use a 4×5 large format camera. This learning process came at a time in which I was finally trying to find healing for a self deprecating mindset and a lack of confidence in internal and external flaws. While seeking to learn a new way of thinking of myself, learning to use a large format camera, where mistakes in the shooting and developing process are frequent during the learning process, felt timely. I chose to accept these mistakes, sometimes, as a piece of the final product. At other times, I chose to accept them as a part of the learning process, rather than as personal failures.
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