Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the most visionary, scandalous and celebrated photographers of the latter twentieth century. His incredible images had such huge influence and impact on me. He died in 1989, at the age of 42, of compications arising from AIDS. Here are a few of his amazing self-portraits. To see more of his work, visit The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Warning: Some of his photos are explicit.
"I want to get a picture that is the way I want to remember someone. It's like a diary in the end."