Welcome to this installment of Actuate, from the RBSCA. Today I am studying under artist/photographer Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman is known for turning the camera on herself. She transforms into different characters and takes portraits.
Recently, I had the chance to learn more about Cindy on the PBS show Art 21 from my Netflix queue.
I decided I better try this out for myself to see how it felt. I have never been comfortable in my own skin, I have often wondered how it would feel to be somebody completely different.
I got out my tripod, camera and costume box. I spent the morning transforming into another person. I really wanted to see how different I could make myself look.
I have to say this experience was highly satisfying. It feels fantastic to be another person. I can see how Cindy Sherman can loose herself in the realm of this unique art form.
Without further adieu, let me introduce you to my first character from what I like to call, The Cindy Sherman Experiment.
more transformations to come…