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Hair Portraits

A stressful time caused my hair to escape my head and pile up in unwanted places.  At the same time, I was obsessed with "line:" its meaning, its appearance, and which medium to best represent "my line."  I kept a dedicated line journal next to my bed, filled countless paper pads with line drawings resembling chaotic maps, and frantically experimented with the combination of a drawn line with other photographic work.  It didn't hit me until I saw my own hair making its mark on my bathroom floor.  Of course, how could I miss this - the most personal, natural line drawing was staring me in the face all along!  So for a while I photographed my hair as soon as I stepped out of the shower.  Below is a selection of my favorite ones ...