One interesting fact that I learned while studying Cindy Sherman is that she did not take most of her photos. Many people classify Sherman as a photographer when she doesn't really take most of her work. Sherman said, "The only reason I do not call myself a photographer is that I don't think other people who consider themselves photographers would think I'm one of them."
Cindy had creativity. She used this tool to imagine different ideas that could be captured by film. In her untitled film stills, cindy used a string to pull the camera to expose an image. Her father also took one of the stills of his daughter. Cindy's friends took some and others.
Cindy did not think that she should be recognized as a photographer but rather as an artist. For what she created was an image, but an image used to portray something else other than herself. Even though these images were created with Cindy as the model, they did not entile Cindy as a person. Her face in all the images, as different women, as different eyes.