Sandra Klein is a practitioner of Self Portrait photography. Sandra was asked to provide images in the following three disciplines: Animal, Urbanscape, Camera Phone.
"Although I studied photography in college, my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in printmaking. I slowly moved away from what I considered a very unspontaneous process to collage and then photography.
My photographs are visual poems, small stories that evoke universal emotions. My focus has been on self-portraits and layered images created digitally in Adobe Photoshop. In these self-portraits I seek self discovery, try to find my place in the world and search out universal truths . These self-portraits are often combined with embroidered text, adding a three-dimensional element to the page. The text is gleaned from poems that have resonated with me and speak to issues I am exploring about loss, aging, self doubt and family.
By using the processes and concepts I learned in printmaking and collage, I am exploring the possibilities of layered photographs. I have always found the printing process to be mysterious and magical. The excitement I felt when printing etchings and lithographs is similar to waiting for my photographic image to print."