Isaac Hernández, is a writer, painter, photographer and also sculptor. Honestly we never read his articles, and his photography is not bad. But if you take a look on his self portraits, you understand are really special. Isaac was born in Spain and based in California, has been working as a photographer and journalist for over 20 years, publishing in hundreds of magazines and newspapers worldwide. His playful approach results in intimate portraits, whether he’s photographing Amy Tan, Antonio Banderas, or a wedding. He is the co-founder of Mercury Press International, has directed several documentaries and film shorts, co-produced the EcoHeroes Project about environmental leaders, written four plays (directing three of them), and has won several awards for his paintings, sculptures and photographs. He believes in a good challenge, and continues to explore new ways of self expression. “I’ve been drawing self-portraits for many years. It’s funny, because I don’t look at myself in the mirror very much, other than when I’m drawing a self-portrait. There are many days when I don’t look at myself in the mirror at all. After all, if you don’t shave or comb your hair, you don’t need a mirror. You can wash your face, floss and brush teeth without seeing you. When I paint a self-portrait, the person in the mirror is a stranger. And since painting occurs very much as meditation for me, that person is often pensive. And those thoughts looks different every time. I’d like to capture silly emotions all the time, but do you know how difficult is to keep a big smile while looking at yourself in the mirror for hours? And with no make up! I invite you to try it. Some people have given me a hard time for painting myself sad all the time. To them, I dedicate the self-portrait above. What can I say. I’m a happy guy. And I’m a sad guy. I treasure all emotions. I’m happy I’m sad. I couldn’t have painted myself happy without painting myself sad first, see below. Because if we were happy all the time, we would be bored from happiness. Both portraits are still in progress. I guess everything is always in progress. When it’s over, you die. I’ve tweaked the one on the bottom several times, correcting different elements to make the forced perspective from down below work. For more information or to get in touch with Isaac, just visit the link below.