Friday, June 18, 2010

Self-Portrait Friday...

Before I engaged in the Self-Portrait Fridays started by Nina Bagley, I hardly ever took pictures of myself. I had grown to be content on capturing the world around me. This exercise has proven mighty insightful though. It has forced me to examine myself closer – deeper.

I sometimes struggle with what to say in conjunction with these images. Since I've started my blog, I've always had an invisible line of what can be said and what should be kept private. With as much as I do share, it might not seem that way at all. But I do censor myself. Sometimes I think these pictures reveal too much. My thoughts are smeared across my face like a camera glare, disclosing the contours of my mind and secret scars. These photos – grainy, blurry and as imperfect as I am – say what I cannot.

10 comments:

Pretty Things said...

I quite like this one, and you have a lovely way with words.

kate mckinnon said...

I know what you mean, about how odd it may seem that with such candor, some things are never spoken. I am the same way; equally difficult to believe.

I love your self-portraits...

kaozz said...

Lovely picture. I am the same way, except you put it into words much better!

SummersStudio said...

I love this photo, it's beautiful. I do understand, I think, about keeping a part of yourself hidden, quiet, totally your own. Photos are so revealing. I have very much enjoyed your Friday self portraits. They have been beautiful glimpses of you and I truly appreciate that. I only wish I were so courageous. Thank you.

Janet said...

The minute I saw this picture I thought wow he looks like a God as in Gods and Goddess! Look at the halo shimmering around his head! And its like an immortal picture..it is really quite striking.

Moondancer said...

I thought the same thing Janet, I really like this self-portrait. I don't take too many pictures of myself, since they tend to reveal a lot.

Lori Michaud said...

It's beautiful, Andrew. I agree with Janet.

nina said...

i am with janet as well - a god, or Pan in the woods....
you are beautiful inside and out, andrew. do not be afraid of that. xo

FunkyMonkey Girls said...

This one shows your strength, I think...that is why I feel like you are ready to burst out like a God and take the world on...beautiful!

Jolene

Michelle said...

this is my favorite portrait so far. I love the ethral quality.
Michelle