Images of Self

The B&W Project
Week 11/26: Self Portrait
#BWProject26 | +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Alison Christensen & +Lauri Novak

Ah, the challenging self portrait.  I have to admit that this week's theme has never been nor will it ever be my favorite. I hate photos of myself. I nitpick everything about every photo until I deem it unacceptable, and I start all over.  It's a vicious cycle. And lets face it, a phone selfy and a sit down and take a serious self portrait, are just not the same creature.  Not even close!

So, for this week's photo I had kind of a female Clark Kent in mind. I sat down in front of my D750 to take said themed photos, and hated every shot. The lighting wasn't just right or my pose was silly, or my hair was out of place, or blah blah blah. I started taking silly phone shots of my trying to take serious self portraits, and I came up with what you see here. And sadly, I liked these better than any of the shots taken with my D750. Go figure.

Why is that? I think it's because with a phone shot I'm more relaxed and just having fun, so what I am able to capture is the real me whether it be my silly side or something more serious. It takes away the pressure of getting the perfect shot, and for me, that's a big relief.

Besides duck lips are so out! I thought I'd try to make fish lips the new thing. ;-)