Tracey Emin and the Photobooth
And who would have thought that emminent British artist Tracey Emin would take after me?
… it’s striking that there are so many photos of Tracey alone in photo booths, when most people are always crowded out with friends.
‘I was trying to see what I looked like. It was almost like the mirror didn’t work and I had to have this other proof of who I was.
‘I don’t like looking in a mirror. I look because I have to make sure my hair is tidy and my spot isn’t too big and I haven’t got any junk in the corner of my eye, and to make sure everything’s tucked in and it looks all right, that’s it. I’m not interested in looking in the mirror to see my reflection, I don’t think I ever have been.’
Image and quote taken from this Mail Online article. This is a link to Tracey’s website.
That’s an interesting thought. Most are with other people. I’m not familiar with Tracey, I’ll check her out. Yes, she is like you in that ‘self-portrait’ kind of way.
I guess it may seem that way, Ted but mostly I am alone. I guess that is more obvious to me as I know the whole collection in total and most of it hasn’t been published. A lot of the earlier pics are of me posed without friends. I relate to her observation of not knowing what she looks like. I still feel I don’t know what I really look like, as a stagnant image in a photo or pulling faces in a mirror are not what the world sees of me.
Tracey is a very famous and controversial artist in Britain. Her website is in a link above.