In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits. My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before. It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I never have… but sometimes personal growth requires stepping out of your comfort zone. So this is my project, 365 days of Self Portraits…
Week 12, the me-March project from 365 project continues! I had a good week, I think. With the exception of the quickie mobile photo on Day 79, I was really pleased with the quality and processing of the photos for the week!
Day 79 – Today’s theme is “Something I bought for myself…”
Quickie mobile shot today as I was out and about all day and didn’t have time for a proper photo. I bought myself a ticket to see the new OZ movie in 3D Imax. Effects were great, but the story itself gets a bit of a “meh”.
Day 80 – Today’s theme is “Something that reminds me of someone…”
This guitar reminds me of my father. He is a musician and can play the guitar better than anyone I know. He started trying to teach me how to play when I was in Canada in October and gave me this beautiful classical guitar to take home to the Netherlands with me.
So far I’m not so great at playing it but I need to be patient and practice more.
Day 81 – Today’s theme is “Something that reminds me of a place…”
I have a box on a shelf in my living room that my husband and I call the Honeymoon Box. It contains all of our memories from our trip to Paris after our wedding in May 2000. Sometimes we like to take it out and go through it just to reminisce.
These earphones are from an open top bus tour company that we used to travel around the city… and of course, our trusty guide book!
Day 82 – Today’s theme is “Something that helps me relax…”
A nice hot shower often helps me to relax (would be a bath, if we had a tub!). Unfortunately, this wasn’t a relaxing shower! In order to ensure that my lens didn’t fog up, I had a cold shower… BRRR! I literally tortured myself for this photo, people! :P
Day 83 – Today’s theme is “Something that helps me sleep…”
In order for me to sleep I need silence, darkness and my teddy, Turk Turkleton. Silence is the most important for me… I am a very light sleeper.
Day 84 – Today’s theme is “Something that celebrates an achievement”.
This is my Canadutch tattoo that I got while I was in Canada in October. After many years feeling like I didn’t truly belong in the Netherlands, and feeling myself growing more and more distant from my Canadian roots… I have come to love and appreciate that I am a truly unique combination of both. I consider that to be an achievement!
Day 85 – Today’s theme is “Something I haven’t done before…”
I have never tried to take a super close up eye photo. I don’t have a proper macro lens and am not sure how to achieve it with the lenses I have now. I gave it a quick go this morning and didn’t get quite the results I was looking for. When all else fails, play with it in Photoshop!
Still want to try to get one of those crazy close up shots, but I kind of like how this photo turned out, even if it wasn’t what I was going for initially!