Pierre et Gilles self-portrait
This self-portrait encapsulates the stylised aesthetic that is prevalent in much of their work. I enjoy the use of elaborate sets and vibrant colours as often it’s the environment in which we construct for ourselves is the way in which we wish to be defined.
There is a humour to this image which adds to the success of the image. It almost appears as though they are explorer figurines at the bottom of a fishbowl and I feel this whimsy is an interesting take on self-portraiture.
This image makes me think that perhaps I don’t need to physically be in the shot for it to be a self-portrait - merely an embodiment of what aspect of my nature I wish to portray at the time.