While we are on the subject of self-examination through photography, we got a note from photographer Megan Kathleen McIsaac on her work. We went through her website and Tumblr, which feature lots of gorgeous photography of nature and people. Her work is great but the most impressive and captivating section of her work is her very extensive and ongoing sereis of self-portraits, which she very intimately examines herself through the years.
The project started in 2003, which is a time when her photos were very simple and innocent. I’m not sure of her age then but she definitely has a very palpable innocence to her at the start of the photo set. As you progress, you begin to notice that she is getting more experimental and–for lack of better words–edgy in her photography and personal style. She plays with the concepts of the female nude, the artist as subject, the photographer within photos, and other slightly meta art practices. It’s all very well done and gets at a mild obsession with self-preservation and examination.
We’ve shared a very brief selection of the entire collection here, which runs through today and is still continuing on her Tumblr, updated about every week. There are a few NSFW photos so be aware of that.