Self portrait with chicken soup and sugar

Every now and then, there are situations where the photographer - either his shadow or his reflection - becomes a part of his own photo. If you're not explicitly taking a self portrait, this is usually something you want to avoid, but sometimes you grudgingly accept it if it's the only way to get the shot. Or you can play with it like Erwitt (who else?) did. Or you can make a whole art form out of it like Lee Friedlander.

Compared to what artists like Erwitt and Friedlander did, this self portrait is probably simply a failure, but I still find it kind of funny. It was taken on January 30, 2010 in Hamburg with the M7 and the 35mm Summicron. Film was Neopan 1600 which I developed in HC-110.

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