Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday "Took It" Me:A Self-Portrait

Time for Bella's 52 Photos Project weekly photo prompt, which this week is:


This was hard.
My least favorite subject in general
is people/portraits.
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!)

So anyway,
 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


  1. I love this idea Laurie, I'm uncomfortable having my photo taken because my smile is asymmetrical - so maybe I'll take some 'selfies' and try suspending judgment on them, instead just regard them with curiosity and view them as a stranger would. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wonderful post and awesome photo ~ very creative ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ ~ linked w/52 Photos

  3. a work in progress...yes, i can relate to that ;)

  4. a work in progress...i can definitely relate to that ;)

  5. i have just in the last year found myself more comfortable with self-portraits. the more you do the easier it gets.

    i love this one....keep being just that!!!

  6. I don't like my jowls and double chin. I only see them when I look at a photograph. I tend not to look at them in the mirror.

  7. Thank you for sharing & for showing up to the challenge.
    It's huge when we step into our un-comfortable zones.
    You..are beautiful. xo