Leslie, a Design Mom reader, sent me a link to this series of self-portraits and it made me grin. Nina Katchadourian takes photos of herself in the lavatory mirror when she’s on a flight. She uses toilet paper and seat covers as costumes. And the images are awesome!
Nina says, “While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror using my cellphone. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight. I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.”
I think I’ll show this series to my kids before we take our flight back to France — maybe it will spark some ideas for keeping entertained on the flight!
P.S. — In case you’re curious, our flight to the U.S. was smooth and easy. Thank you for the well wishes! We only had a short stop in Iceland and we couldn’t explore, but we had enough time to buy a bunch of Icelandic candy. : ) Happily, we have a 24-hour layover in Iceland on the way home, so we’ll try and book a mini tour…