The Courbet self portraits I saw in New York inspired me to play with some of my photos. Strictly speaking these aren’t self portraits, just manipulated pictures. I’ll keep working toward more interesting things.
The backgrounds are from my photos of a scroll painting at the Metropolitan Museum.
I usually don’t bother with screen savers, but recently I set my Mac to show images from my picture archives, chosen at random and severely cropped. Some of them are blurred and awful, others are amazing, sharp and clear even on my 20" monitor. (I like big; something to do with my vision,) I am impressed with what my funny, digital camera can do. I just wish I could control it better.