Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Now...

...You

*Oh boy...
I had something else completely different planned to post today but Meredith over at Shutter Sisters - home  struck a chord & changed all that. In short, she talks about self portraiture & how you see your self. It's a very personal journey of self exploration. She asks what do you portray most in your images. For me? I find myself playing dress up...for no other reason than to create a character in time. It's a form of self expression, pure fantasy and artistry that's fun to explore. But it's only a small fraction of me. It doesn't show my everyday life...my morning hair, the me before what little make up I wear, me at work, driving here & there...etc etc. Lately, self portraiture has been gnawing at me & is starting to have a deeper meaning that I'm hoping the NOW YOU Project will help me BECOME a better me, which btw, happens to be my word for the year. But even that has a different meaning since I first chose it. I've come to realize & more importantly ACCEPT that my photo journey is constantly changing & evolving and taking paths chosen by me or directionally changed by other forces. I'm finding it necessary to dig a little deeper in order for me to BECOME who & what I think I can achieve. I know it's in me...
growing group of like-minded friends ready to begin the journey of self
I'm going to bravely and publicly face my personal demons!
Happy Snapping!
xo
Kelly

9 comments:

  1. You are so stunning Sista!!!
    I am envious of your self-portraits.
    And your writing is wonderful .... I stumble through words but they just seem to flow from you.
    Mwah!

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    1. D-just write from your heart. And don't think there isn't creative lighting and angles going on to avoid the very reason I'm doing the Now You class. Xo

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  2. This is an amazing portrait...WOW! I have not done a selfie in ages. I went through 2 years of self exploration with that. And wow...what a tumultuous 2 years it was to say the least. But it really was the pinnacle of my transformation into the person I am today.

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  3. You look beautiful, Kelly :)

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  4. What a beauty! And a heart to match ♥

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  5. thinking of taking the class too. you are beautiful as always! xo

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  6. Gorgeous portrait !
    Best regards,

    Pierre

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