The Mystery of Self-Portrait. All Eyes On: Zezn
By EyeEm Team - 4 min read
All Eyes On features inspiring members of the EyeEm community. Up today: Zezn, a 27 year old piano teacher from Japan who takes wonderful, mysterious self-portraits.
Occupation: Piano teacher
Food of choice: Apple
Hands play quite an important role in your photographs. What’s the story behind?
I play piano since I was a child. Hands play an important role in my expression. Also they are the parts on my body which I want to appeal the most. Therefore, I usually use hands for my photography.
You only shoot in black and white. Why?
I like black and white photos because I think black and white is the most polychromatic. A black and white photo has infinite possibilities.
When did you start taking self-portraits?
About three years ago.
Who inspires you?
I receive inspiration from nature, music and pictures. I’m looking for my own expression.
Do you listen to music while taking photos?
While I’m taking photos, I don’t listen to music. But, sometimes I imagine music.
Favorite editing apps: I rarely edit.
Your tip for taking better photos: There is nothing special. I take photograph at will. I think the light and shadow, also timing are important. Of course the sense to create them is necessary.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, zezn!