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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday - daily photo project

Um tricky one this, my camera and I do not have a very good relationship. I think I am still skinny and 22 and pale and interesting whereas my camera tells me otherwise, I have 12 years worth of additional lines, bags under the eyes and excess puffyness from 2 pregnancies. I am 34, tired and uninteresting. Don't get me wrong, I don't suffer from self loathing or anything like that, in fact I am happier in my skin now than I was ever was at 22, and I hated having my photo taken then. I just don't take a good picture and don't see the need to inflict it onto anyone else (ok, I admit it, I'm shy, self conscious and a tiny bit vain). So I bleached out the photos in the computer to remove the wear and tear from my features, printed it out and transfered them onto a board with my favourite matt medium and added a few little collaged embellishments. I'm not sure what I make of the end results or what I've gained out of it, other than telling myself to eat more greens and drink more water. As this project was inspired by a video of a guy who had taken a photo of himself every day for 6 years which I found totally captivating, 6 days doesn't really have the same impact. I will have a think - this is something I might come back to...

See the Inspire Me Thursday site to see the video and more

3 comments:

natural attrill said...

Isnt it funny how one imagines people, we have never met, and I 'saw' you as having straight black/dark brown hair to just below your shoulders, and a very pale skin, with greeny brown eyes. I can see from this image I was wrong! just had a look at '2 peas in a pod' dont you both look alike!
Penny.

Kala said...

Oh I wish! My offspring have my features but their father's dark colouring, lucky them!!

the heartful blogger said...

You look anything but tired and uninteresting. I like what you did with this challenge, it's intense, thought provoking, real and beautiful.