Self Portrait Photography

12 Seconds

Through a fraction of time sliced into seconds, a portal is exposed and a lens looks beyond the self and inwards. This project, 12 seconds, began many years ago and will continue until the human condition is satisfied or disillusioned with its consequences. Yet time ticks on. In this unique exploration into self portraiture the artist explores her ability to express, curate, control and capture facets of herself leaving space for elements of serendipity. Exploring within such a small fraction of a lifetime allows us to focus and disregard simultaneously revealing what is hidden and flaunted, what was learned and what is new.

It is within limitations and restrictions that creativity thrives and it is in the smallest of moments we learn acutely who we are. Without the choice or the ‘time’, the seconds dissapearing from grasp; we see ourselves, we create ourselves, we hide ourselves or we show ourselves. What we see changes over time, and how we perceive in retrospect is often polluted by the knowledge and experience we gain after the fact.

Are we really anyone or anything or everything?

Within the inspiration and limitations of moments the Artist Anastasya Otkidach uses the 12 second timer of her Leica Camera to create scenes that can actually grab and take hold of a moment. In retrospect, viewing her work, we can analyse the intention, the experience the motivation and the simple humanity with the complex system of life sliced into its composite parts.

Don't be afraid to look inside yourself
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