Roger Ebert – Self Portrait 2006 – Day Before Surgery

roger-ebert-2006-self-portrait

The above photo is a self-portrait created by Roger Ebert in 2006, the day before he went in for cancer surgery to have parts of his jaw permanently removed.

If you were going to have facial surgery that would forever change the structure and appearance of your face and your expressions, would you take a self portrait on that day?

Roger did.

Interesting.

Beautiful.

What expressions or compositions would you choose if it was the last day?

For more information about Roger Ebert, visit his excellent online journal.  He also posted a 2008 post-surgery photo in the journal entry linked below:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/11/siskel_ebert_the_jugular.html

Other “Roger Ebert” posts on SIA:

I Love Roger Ebert

All The World’s A Stage . . .

Roger Ebert Discussing Paul Newman

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On a side note:  A note to regular readers, muses have been antagonizing me more than usual, so there are 3 new posts today.

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