Ah! I could talk your ear off for days, but I’ll try to make it short. :)
 I admire her self-sufficiency. In the art world, there are very few artists that work without studio assistants. Every detail you see in the photo—the make-up, the hair, the background—was done by Cindy Sherman.
 She helped to completely redefine photography as fine art. It wasn’t always as highly respected as painting or sculpture. Now, her work sells for millions of dollars.
 I think she is a true visionary. Today, with reality TV, Twitter, and Facebook, identity has become very flexible. Her work—from as early as the mid-1960s—preceded and predicted this. Her work is cohesive, consistent, and remains relevant decades later.
 Her photographs are simply beautiful! She has an incredible eye for composition, color, and light. In person, her pieces are just as captivating as a painting.
 And I enjoy the fact that, despite her fame and importance, she really seems to remain humble and disinterested in the “rock star” aspects of the art world. She stays out of the lime light, she does very few interviews, and she leaves most of the interpretation of her work up to the viewer.
It’s a bit ironic that she has spent over forty years photographing herself—and has done every single thing by herself—yet she has no ego. In comparison, some artists who barely even lay a finger on their own work seem to have the opposite problem.