Me as a Human Tripod
The idea behind this exercise was to capture some aspect of myself that could count as self-recognition or self-questioning or self-presence; however, my face could not be the focal point. It is completely legitimate to associate self-portraits with the face. But inventing other ways to see and present oneself, expands self-awareness and flexes creative muscles more vigorously.
Rather than waiting to feel inspired, I tend to take many photos if I want to write. Out of the material I make with the camera, I extract what can serve as building blocks for my poems - images, thoughts, reflections, feelings, experiences.