30 Day Challenge – Day 1 “Self Portrait”

“Everything is a self-portrait. A diary. Your whole drug history’s in a strand of your hair. Your fingernails. The forensic details. The lining of your stomach is a document. The calluses on your hand tell all your secrets. Your teeth give you away. Your accent. The wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. Everything you do shows your hand.”

― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

I have been dreading this post. I don’t like pictures of myself, and I know this one isn’t very good. In fact you will probably all think it’s awful HAHA! I know I don’t really like it, but the reason behind it is, I hide behind my hair. If I’m meeting new people or just nervous, I hide behind my hair and I don’t look people in the eyes. I tell people I have the “ostrich” effect, I think if I don’t look at people they can’t see me haha! It’s silly but while I was wrecking my brain on how I was going to do this, I just thought of something like this, a little more of an art style than portrait. I probably completely failed, and I’m kind of curious as to what you think. Here’s me, hiding behind my hair, because I’m out of my comfort zone.

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18 comments

  1. Oh I love this!! It’s mysterious and beautiful too. I think it’s quite natural — did you use a timer or a remote? Don’t be shy with these – they will be big hits – I am sure… Excellent Excellent my friend ~ Much Love xr

    1. Awww thank you so much Robyn 🙂 I’m glad you liked it! I just kind of reached over and took it while on my bed HAHAHA! I got the awesome lighting from my bedroom window though, which I was happy with 🙂 It took me all day of random shots to decide on this one HAHA! Oi, I’m not looking forward to my next self portrait lol

  2. Hey! I missed your first entry on your 30 day challenge! It’s good! It’s mysterious and makes me want to see more. I can only imagine your eyes, which is both disconcerting and fun ‘cos I can let my imagination run wild, I like it Amanda. And you’ve got lovely hair and sensuous lips. Well done for your first self portrait – one more to go!

  3. I actually quite love this, and thought about how talented you are. I hate self-portraits too, I prefer being on the other end of the camera, hahah.. thank you for sharing!

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