A continuation of my (yet unnamed; I’ll work on it) series of similarly–styled portraits, this might be the first time I’ve used blatantly photographic imagery in an art piece. The background is composed of punk zines and concert posters. I’m definitely no expert on that aspect of punk culture, but I do admire the DIY, underground sentiment behind self-publication, and the championing of dissenting social/political issues.
The inclusion of the Obama image (a cover of the “Boredom” zine) was not meant to be a political statement. When I ran across it I immediately knew I had to use it, as questioning/deriding authority figures is so punk as fuck.