Self-portrait (I'm not Crying, You're Crying Series)

Available Framed at R16 250.00

Also Available Printed on Tissue Paper, Edition 10 + 2AP, 84,1 x 67,3 cm - Price on Request

I’m not Crying, You’re Crying Series:

A portrait project about masculinity and vulnerability.
Subject: Bernard Brand.


"It has taken me a good while to make this portrait. I’ve known ever since I started this project that I would need to - at some point - turn the camera on myself. It was both easier and more difficult than I thought.
The amount of times I intended to do it and then ended up not doing it, and then how simple it was when I set up for the photo and did it.

Sometimes I fall in love with people really quickly. Possibly to my own detriment.

Other times the love grows over the years.

I lost two friends in the last year. Not to death. It almost feels worse in a sense knowing these people are out there and we have no contact. These were two male friends I dearly loved and cared about and our friendships just… ended. No reason. No closure. I’ve had to find closure in myself and to be honest it’s still difficult, but I’ve made some progress. I’ve mourned the loss, but mourning is a strange process. I’m okay until I’m not.

There’s a lot I can write and share and I might this post to my blog and continue from here. I’ll see.

For now I want to thank every person that has sat for this project and shared a small part of themselves with me."

“I know it’s heavy, I know it ain’t light, but how you gonna lift it with your arms folded tight?” - Arcade Fire, Month of May"

  • Self-portrait (I'm not Crying, You're Crying Series)
  • Bernard Brand
  • 2024
  • Digital print on Glass
  • Certificate of Authenticity Provided
  • Edition of 3 + 2AP
  • Sheet Size: 74,3 x 59,4 centimeters
  • ZAR 13,000.00