"Self Apologetic" Self Portrait Photograph By PhenomenaLewis (Lewis Derogene) made in 2020
Inner Dialogue series
18in x 12in
Limited Edition of 5
Self Apologetic is just that, apologizing to myself. I never really give myself much grace, I tend to say I'm not good enough at every rejection and every failure. I apologize to myself because even though I'm still an emerging artist, to my younger self I'm definitely more than I used to be and that's progress enough to say sorry to myself for being too negative and critical.
Just like all of my other self-portrait photographs, this was shot in my bedroom. I posed myself on my bed using only natural lighting from my window and composited the different poses together in post-production editing.
One of the limited-edition prints is part of Seavest Art Collection by Rick Segal.