SELF-PORTRAITS

Self-portraiture is the natural genre for the photobooth medium. Known as the identity machine, it is essential equipment for passport production, and self-portraits are the first and most obvious portraits to make within the booth. Rideal has created countless self-portraits, written about them and organised and shown in exhibitions of them.

Identity was the first large collective piece in black and white (Collection National Portrait Gallery) 1985, and Self-portrait Yellow, (Tate Collection) 1996, is a c-type colour enlargement of an original strip of four poses.

Links:
'Identity' on Vimeo