摄影师Mike Mandel的Myself系列,他走进公共空间寻找自己,相机被固定在三脚架上,利用自动计时器释放快门,捕捉下那一刻的“决定性瞬间”。1974年和1977年时,他曾与前段时间刚刚逝世的摄影师Larry Sultan共同完成了How To Read Music In One Evening和Evidence两部作品。

Mike Mandel‘s best known book is his 1977 collaboration with Larry Sultan, Evidence. Throughout his career he has made a number of artist’s books, this being his very first. In these self-portraits, he set his camera’s auto-timer before hastily assuming a pose in front of the lens. Low-tech, to be sure, but a technique that gives these images a quirky, spontaneous quality in which, as he says, “the machine has made its ‘decisive moment’ and only the film knows what latent treasures it owns…”