Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.— Kai Greene
Unbelievable Self Portrait quotations
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Everyone thinks these are self-portraits but they aren't meant to be.
I just use myself as a model because I know I can push myself to extremes, make each shot as ugly or goofy or silly as possible.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it ... Autograph your work with excellence.
In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do.
THING TO TRY: If you are asked to describe a suspect to a police sketch artist, describe in precise detail, the features of the police sketch artist. This is one of the rare instances where two people can do one self-portrait.
Painting has always been a means of self-expression for me.
Therefore, I paint because I have to and need to, not necessarily because I want to. Subconsciously or not, the figures I paint are a reflection of myself and whatever mood I am in at the time, so every painting is in essence a self-portrait.
Everything is a self-portrait. A diary. Your whole drug history’s in a strand of your hair. Your fingernails. The forensic details. The lining of your stomach is a document. The calluses on your hand tell all your secrets. Your teeth give you away. Your accent. The wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. Everything you do shows your hand.
The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror.
You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world .
I feel I'm anonymous in my work. When I look at the pictures, I never see myself; they aren't self-portraits. Sometimes I disappear.
Taking photographs is generally an act of 'looking at the object, whereas 'being seen' or 'showing' is what is most interest to one who does a self-portrait...self-portraits deny not only photography itself but the 20th century as an era as well...an inevitable phenomenon at the end of the 20th century.
There is no self-portrait of me.
It says in the Bible, in plain words, that God made a self-portrait.
He created man in His own image - man and woman - for God is Love.Why should we start thinking of a god up in the clouds with wings, if He dwells within us in the spirit of Love?!
I have never painted a self-portrait.
I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women... There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night... Who ever wants to know something about me... ought to look carefully at my pictures.
All photographs are self-portraits.
When I look in the mirror, I am slightly reminded of self-portraits by Durer and by Rembrandt, because they both show a degree of introspection. I see some element of disappointment; I see a sense of humour, but also something that is faintly ridiculous; and I see somebody who is frightened of being found out and thought lightweight.
I loathe my own face, and I've done self-portraits because I've had nobody else to do.
One is never satisfied with the portrait of a person that one knows.
I'm at the age where I don't need an acid trip to feel naked.
.. to feel that I don't exist. Now a self-portrait is almost a reminder to me that I do exist.
None of us is born with the right face. It’s a tough job being a portrait photographer.
your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it's all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.
Understand this: we are both tiny and massive.
We are nothing more than molded clay given breath, but we are nothing less than divine self-portraits, huffing and puffing along the mountain ranges of epic narrative arcs prepared for us by the Infinite Word Himself.
I've heard many times that with all good artists it's ultimately a self-portrait even if it's an abstraction. I feel my work is very much who I am. I didn't try to make it that way; it just is. It reflects who I am and also my interests.
I have always loved the amateur side of photography, automatic photographs, accidental photographs with uncentered compositions, heads cut off, whatever. I incite people to make their self-portraits. I see myself as their walking photo booth.
The self-portrait is an act of objectifying the self and in that regard is a unique form of portraiture.
I am living a new and exalted life of late.
It steeps me in a sacred rapture to see a portrait develop and take soul under my hand. First, I throw off a study - just a mere study, a few apparently random lines - and to look at it you would hardly ever suspect who it was going to be; even I cannot tell, myself.
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
I use the iPhone now for information.
But with selfies, I don't know what those people are doing. It's like they believe what they see is real, even with the [filters]. And God bless them! But to me, it's not a self-portrait, it's a reality project.
I do not care about my own appearance, but I would hope that people could see into my soul, and that is presented better in these photographs than in others. (On his self-portraits)
Self-portraits have been done in painting, but never in music or literature.
It has no meaning, it makes no sense. And in movies I was wondering if it could. And how.
Self-deceit is a most damaging trait. The remedy, for an artist, is to paint a self-portrait!
The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
The selfie era offers a big opening: everybody can do it;
nowadays even five-year-olds know how to take a nude self-portrait.
Utilitarianism had found [in Samuel Smiles' Self-Help] its portrait gallery of heroes, inscribed with a vigorous exhortation to all men to strive in their image; this philistine romanticism established the bourgeois hero-prototype the penniless office-boy who works his way to economic fortune and this wins his way into the mercantile plutocracy.
I always take a close look at those who lose themselves in self portraits.
They are solitary souls, prone to introspection, who have really grappled with their existence.