This was hard.
My least favorite subject in general
But, for some reason,
I try to take self-portraits pretty often.
I am not entirely uncomfortable in the doing of this...
but I am usually not thrilled about the outcome of it.
I think that quite often, we see ourselves very differently than others see us.
Or, maybe more accurately,
that how we think we appear to others
is quite different than how we appear to ourselves.
(does that even make sense?!)
Well, I never said that everything I say or think makes sense!
(especially to anyone other than me!
And I even confuse myself a lot of the time!)
over the past few weeks, I have taken some "selfies"...
(annoyingly cutsey shorthand used in many online photo challenges I participate in)
And although I don't hate the images,
I just don't feel like any of them are quite
which accurately captures me
(what I think I look like
or how I want to project myself in a physical sense)
as much of creation is
I believe that being able to capture a persons essence in a photographic
a work in progress...
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
Happy Me-Laurie Z