This entry is prompted by Joanie Hoffman's blog entry "Hoffman in a Teapot or Thepest in a Teapot" about why artist bloggers post pictures of their feet.
Well here is the proof! I also have photos of my feet. I took this photo a couple of weeks ago on one of my walks around the walkway that follows the shoreline around our town. When I stopped for a rest on the beach halfway through my walk, I took photos of my feet, my shadow, the contents of my backpack, and the scenery.
I think we do it for a few reasons. One, because we don't have anyone to take a photo of us and our feet are the furthest away part of our body that we can shoot ourselves. Two, because we are more comfortable with the anonymity and non-revealing nature of a photo that does not show our whole body, or too much of it. Three, because as artists we like the creativity of representing something in a partial, representative way.
I don't know if you all agree with this or have other ideas, I would be interested to know.
p.s. If I am starting to bore the artist followers of this blog with too much conversation, I promise that I plan to post some art entries again soon!