What We’ve Found:
Your Pretty Face!

What we’ve found is that self-portraiture has created its own sub-culture – we asked to see your faces, and we got a lot of obscured representations of yourself. We love that. While it seems simple to sit in front of your camera with a trigger or a self timer – it has proven to be almost ‘too vulnerable’, and instead your submissions displayed more than just your face. Wether its your sillouhette, your environment, a staged moment, your body, it’s ALL self-portraiture, and we’re loving that you didn’t take the theme ‘too literally’.

While we did receive many phone selfies, their vulnerability seemed fleeting. The effort to make a portrait was lost in its technical convenience, and while we find that theoretically worth investigating, these portraits became memorable because there was a concerted effort to make a photographic representation of ‘self’ rather than just facial documentation.

We were blown away by some of the sculptural submissions – making an image of yourself, printing it, and manipulating it so it again has a three-dimensional presence.

Haylee Anne

Haylee Anne

Jeremy Ackman

Jeremy Ackman

Jake Romm

Jake Romm

Anne-Sophie Landou

Anne-Sophie Landou

Jason Donahoe

Jason Donahoe

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Marco Scozzaro

Phoebe Wynne

Phoebe Wynne

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Cait Carouge

Nicole Vega

Nicole Vega

Lynné Bowman Cravens

Lynné Bowman Cravens

Rielle Oase

Rielle Oase

Matthew Grandy

Matthew Grandy

Alexa Quinn

Alexa Quinn

Quentin PINCZON DU SEL

Quentin PINCZON DU SEL

Matthew Grandy

Matthew Grandy

Thanks again to all those who submitted their faces to this month’s What We’ve Found! Be sure to check back soon for our next theme!



What We've Read!

At Aint-Bad we are dedicated to photography and printed matter. From our magazines to our artist monographs, the printed page is what we live for. Each month we will gather books that catch our eyes and build an online library with the hope to inspire and support fellow bookmakers out there.

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