My background is in painting and I am always thinking and looking at the overall imagery in artwork, whether it be a paintings, an installation, sculpture, etc. So when it comes to photography, I tend to be attracted to work that has a strong image and tells a story.
Recently, I found Elle Moss through her shop and was blown away by her self-portraits. They are incredibly whimsical AND narrative, which gets an automatic thumbs up from me. Elle has a quote in her bio by Frida Kahlo that says, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” I had never heard that before, but it struck a cord in me. So much so, that I hope to add some of these photos to my modest but growing collection of artwork.