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This is not a self-portrait.
This is the fantastic brainchild and imaginings of Paul Louis Villani.
In addition to taking self-portraits in pastel-coloured rooms and halls, and photographing gorgeous girls in frocks, and topless long-locked boys in the shiny steel drawers of the morgue; I also made time during the recent weekend at Aradale to climb into a metal chimney for Mr Villani with contortionist moves that closely resembled the way a chicken wishbone looks not long before it is split in two between you and your sibling.
Despite how that sounds, it was a pleasure posing for him whilst Karen threw material in the air on short notice. Finally a little proof that I can look presentable in photos others take of me! [And you can view it larger here].
Paul's image above and his other entries can be seen at Brunswick Street Gallery's Picture This prize until the 25th of September. In the same room you can see my four entries into the prize, and around the whole gallery there are many wonderful photographs by many local photographers whose work I love.
If you're roundabout these parts you might like to drop in from 6-9pm Wednesday 24th September for the closing night announcement of prizes.