Self Portrait With Leaves

photograph and text by John Ames


Do we ever really know who we are? If we don’t, then how can we be sure of what we look like? We stare in the mirror and there is someone staring back. However, if you’re my age you hardly recognize the old geezer.

I think who we are depends on so many things that, at best, we catch fleeting reflections of ourselves mirrored in the people and things around us.