The Fascinating Self-Portraits of Courtney Emery

The Fascinating Self-Portraits of Courtney Emery

In the age of the selfie, a truly well-crafted self-portrait can make us take pause. Courtney Emery's images are intriguing and multifaceted creations that draw the viewer in and offer a very interesting look at her identity.

I first came across Emery's work while perusing a friend's Instagram. I saw a striking portrait of him, followed the photo credit, and before I knew it, I had happened upon a treasure trove of creativity and individuality. A self-taught photographer based in Northeast Ohio, Emery notes that she's currently "engrossed in producing unique self-portraits that play with the identity of a person."

She also notes that most of her work is produced through the use of "colors, additive post-production textures, thrift store bargains, and lack of sleep." I found it particularly fascinating and inspiring that her images are not produced on top-level glass; she notes that she actually prefers her current setup, which consists of a Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 and EF 50mm f/1.8, paired with a Canon 70D and recently acquired 5D Mark III. It's a great reminder that at the end of the day, creativity and ingenuity trump gear. 

Be sure to follow Emery on her website and Instagram!

All images used with permission of Courtney Emery. 

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