Ah, the shadow self-portrait. I’ve done it. I know you’ve done it. Flickr and Facebook are filled with them. We are all so clever and artsy.

We are also just rehashing some old, tired ground. I am convinced there are many more of these self-portraits by the big name shooters. I will find them and post them. I will be curious to see which is the earliest one I can find. So far, Kertész is in the lead but that is not surprising.

John Vink, Colorado

Self-portrait, 1986, Colorado © John Vink/ Magnum Photos

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Shadow Self Portrait, 1927, Andre Kertesz

Ansel Adams

Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah, 1958, Ansel Adams