Chimera: Three Self-Portraits

"Self Portrait — Vegetable" (c) by David Goldberg
"Self Portrait — Vegetable" (c) by David Goldberg

What is the self but a fantastical amalgamation of ideas, inclinations and elements that nonetheless function, generally, as a complete whole? In a similar vein, David Goldberg’s self-portraits are improbable juxtapositions of animal, vegetable and mineral — but peculiarly coherent. Know anyone like that?

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David Goldberg (“Confluence: Five Landscapes” and “Chimerae: Three Portraits”) is a San Francisco photographer whose images have shown extensively in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He has published three books and is an instructor of photography at UC Berkeley.

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