"A Cindy Book" (1964-1975)

"A Cindy Book," 1964-1975
Album with 26 black-and-white photographs and handwritten notes, 8 pages, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
© Cindy Sherman
Courtesy Metro Pictures, New York

"I don’t know exactly when I started A Cindy Book, (1964–75) but judging by the handwriting maybe I was seven or ten. There are all these snapshots, and I circled myself in them and wrote, “That’s me.” I guess I kept it up for a couple of years because the handwriting changes and I grew up a little bit in the pictures. As a child you’re just coming to terms with your identity, like the first time you see the reflection in the mirror and realize the reflection is yourself. Even as a child, you’re not really self- conscious the way we are when we become adults."

-Cindy Sherman