Friday, 3 April 2009


As mentioned in my previous post, I'm presently cleaning house (step by step, so it will take a while). Among the things that I've come across was this photo of me that I took myself or, rather, that the camera that I had placed on a pile of books in front of me (I remember this distinctly) had taken of me. At that time, in 1989, I shared an apartment with my brother Thomas in Lausanne and it was there that the photo was taken. I was alone in the apartment. Scrutinising the picture twenty years later, I'm beginning to wonder whether such a photo could be taken by a person behind the lens. I mean: would I look to the camera in the same way knowing that I'm being observed? I doubt it.
Self-portrait, 1989
Copyright @ Hans Durrer

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