This weeks challenge was self portrait. Technically it didn't have to be your face. You could have done something artistic that you feel represented yourself.
The blogging world is odd in the sense that we know most people through cyberspace only.
Our image of our blogging buddy may be completely different from reality.
Do you have a physical image or impression of a person whose blog you read.? I wonder how close to reality that is.Maybe that's why blogging is so popular. The initial judgements on appearance is not there. We can be whoever we want to be.
I think it's like online dating. We show only what we choose to reveal. The pretty vignette of the room or the gorgeously prepared meal. The perfect children. A mirage. Someone wrote on my blog once that I have such a charmed life. I wondered how on earth they felt that. I reveal very little of myself on a personal level, and virtually nothing of my family or friends. The photo of my daughter in my last post (medusa) is the most revealing one I have ever put of my kids. And that one was not reality.
If we do choose to put up a photo, how real is that picture?
So keeping it real, here is my self portrait.
Top: Me, early morning. Nightgown. No Makeup. Bed head.
2nd: Close- Camera in my face which adds distortion....or does it?
3rd:. Trying to make my eyes look even. One eye always looks smaller in photos, so I compensate by trying to open them both equally. I used to have this photo on my profile but my sister emailed me and told me it made me look googly eyed.
Bottom photo: Me in dark glasses (hungover) on my way to a party.I like this photo which is rare for me. Note my hair is the same when I wake up in the morning as when I go out. Permanent bed head hair. 4 years ago, my dead straight hair mysteriously went wavy. Now all I have to do is scrunch it. I never liked my hair, all of my life as it was straight and limp. Hairdressers always commented on how straight it was. One day, I noticed it started to wave, then over 6 months-this.
Next week, we are prying further into your personal self. Not an artistic endeavor, but his one should be fun.
How safe is that..we all have one. Maybe this is still part of the self portrait?????!!!!