(Also a film director)
Like me, Sherman also use herself both in front and behind the camera. She was never really involved in the arts until college.. also pretty much like me. My parents are, like hers, not very involved with art either, but though very supportive with my choice to enter art school.
Cindy started out as a painter but gave up when she felt she had limitations within painting. I think that most photographers become photographers cause they cant master the art of painting.
In 1977 she started taking photos of her self dressed up in the roles of B-movie actresses. She don't call them self-portraits cause they are not showing an actual person, but a self-fabricated fictional one. I wish I could make my living out of taking pictures of my self like I am used to, but unfortunately there can only be one Cindy Sherman.
"If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it. It was almost like it was made already.. the challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of."