My previous post talked about taking risks in life, embracing change and setting goals. Here’s an excerpt that explains one of my resolutions:
“For photography, I chose the scariest of all challenges: a 52 week, self-portrait project. Maybe this wouldn’t be scary for others, but for me: EEEK! So why do it? I want to push myself further as an artist, and it will take creativity to come up with 52 different ways to portray myself and my life. Being uncomfortable in front of the camera tells me I need to work on my self-concept. I want to better understand what my subjects feel when they come face to face with my lens. And lastly, it will be a way of documenting this challenging, change-filled year.”
I’ll post my weekly self-portrait to the blog (as well as Facebook) and give a brief description of the concept behind it. And now… presenting…
1/52 Self-Portrait Challenge: “Looking to the Future”
I wanted to play with light and dark and how they represent life. While editing this image, I saw more sadness than I meant to portray. When I shot it, I was feeling contemplative. But, there you have it. My hope is that as the year progresses, my images will also reflect joy, health, fun, and love. Above all else, I’d like them to be honest.