Its Not Me... Its You.
By Ian Ramsrud
19 Apr 2009
This series has been difficult to complete, my most personal and vulnerable yet. This collection of scenes has pushed me to become very honest with myself, and due to the nature of the project, the public at large. This series explores the last 4 years of my life, a very turbulent and emotional 4 years. My journey through life hasn't gone exactly as planned, but in retrospect, I see those events clearer than ever. These specific 4 years are different from the rest, they have changed who I am far more than the others. It all roughly began when the first of my friends got married. Shortly there after I kissed a girl for the first time. Cue the downfall of Western Civilization.
These images were inspired by a few months of introspection and compiled from a series of chosen events in my history that I believe carry heavier weight. The subject matter deals primarily with my interactions with women and how I have changed and been molded by my experiences. There are many things about myself which I do not understand, and there are things I understand very clearly but choose to ignore. The objective of this series is to confront those things I have ignored and cleanse myself of that ignorance.
These images are a stepping stone for me. Hopefully, a step in the right direction.
note: original arrangement had each image in Diptych arrangements. but JPG does not allow images to be side by side, so they are uploaded one after another and arranged in the order they are to be "seen"