nan Goldin professed that photography was a stand in for memory, she unabashedly photographing drag queens, drug addicts, and night time lurkers that made up her circle of friends
Nan Goldin - Misty and Jimmy Paulette in a taxi, NYC
Nan Goldin's "One month after being battered". Goldin seems to like the idea of capturing her mood at certain periods of life in her self portraits, rather than the "make-up" of her identity. She often uses assisting colours in her self portraits, to enhance the feelings she is experiencing.