In a recent lesson in our online class, my instructor suggested that the images we photographers and artists make are self-portraits and that we might experiment with being more conscious about creating our images as reflections or manifestations of the self. It occurred to me to make a short video to see if I could express the movement of my soul through imagery.
The idea seems to me important and profound and one I want to keep working with. Yesterday, after reviewing essay on the topic, I decided to make a one minute video as a self portrait.

I let it evolve as I worked on it. At first the  choice and sequence of the clips didn’t make sense to me. But then I saw the movement of the wind and water as the movement of the spirit across the raw material of the personality.

When I added the sequence of me underwater, I started to get more excited. I split it into four pieces and spliced those into what I had and realized I always feel artistically like my head is just underwater, struggling for the surface, occasionally bursting out into that final flight.

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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