Sunday, May 14, 2017

Self Portrait : Week 16 Let's Do 52

Apple Blossom Tattoo - Self Portrait
I used one of my own textures for the background.

A lot of photographers seem to relish being BEHIND the camera, not in front of it.  Even I am not all that comfortable seeing pictures of myself (Who IS that person?), so the idea of doing a self-portrait is fraught with issues.

I know there's a whole movement of people doing selfies on their smart phones.  Ironically, that camera eye on my iPhone was damaged probably in removing/installing its protective shell/case.  So I can't easily do Selfies.  No great loss!

A few weeks ago, there was something circulating on FaceBook about a photographer who takes pictures of people BEHIND the things they love.  You never see their faces, as the thing they love covers the face. 

Still shy ...

Still shy ...

Did I mention I also like rust?  
Here I am hiding behind a metal garden sculpture made by Lee Smith.

All right -- You wanted to see the real me.  Here I am ...

I am participating in Denise Love's 2017 "Let's Do 52 : 52 Weeks of Photo Prompts" to kick start the lull in my photography.   If you'd like to join us, find out more at the link above.  The more the merrier!

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

What a coincidence! I was just thinking about what kind of "selfie" I might take to update my Facebook profile picture, and since I'd just posted a picture of the blooming syringa in my backyard, I'd wondered if I could pull down a bit of it across my face for a pic. And here you not only did something similar, but tell me that at least for one photographer it's a thing to try to hide behind something!

Nice shots of you, and I like what you did to the first photo.