The 'pre-millennium' self-portraits of Julian Flynn

The self portraits on this page were all exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery in 2000. This exhibition marked an end-point for a certain style of self portraiture for me. What happened next can be seen in the 'Post-2000' self portrait gallery. The pre-2000 self portraits arose from an exploration of the violence that can be done to the human form whilst the camera's shutter is open.

In these photographs I generally was in front of the lens during the exposure. Whilst I took pains in achieving the look of each print, no darkroom trickery was involved in the production of these prints other than that some prints show a negative rather than a positive image. These prints essentially show what the film "saw" whilst the shutter was open and are all essentially 'straight'.

An in-depth discussion about these self-portraits can be read in my interview with Matthew Askey elsewhere on the site.

 
     
 
 
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn
self portrait photograph by photographer julian flynn