Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Self Portrait

This exercise was more difficult than I'd expected. I played around all over the house and with different lenses. I ended up choosing one that I'd taken in my closet....well, not really a closet; but the dressing room that houses my closet. It has a skylight and I find myself drawn to that little patch of sunshine on a regular basis. In the winter I'll go sit in it, sort of like a cat!

I wanted to be sure and show my red hair because it represents a big part of my own self-identity. There's also a hint of my apple green shirt showing in the photo and that makes me happy since it's my absolute favorite color and I wear it all the time. I thought about trying to smooth out my forehead wrinkles in photoshop but decided that showing my forty-two year old face "as-is" didn't really bother me. However, I am committing to a more focused skin care regime after looking at a ton of frightening facial photos!

1 comment:

theArthurClan said...

I love the lighting on your face. Very dramatic!

co-founder of I ♥ Faces