"Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn't feel vulnerable the sharing is probably not constructive." - Brene' Brown
Welcome to the second installment of my 2018 year in self-portraits. I'm excited to have completed two full months of making at least one self-portrait a week. In addition to writing this blog, I am also sharing my photos in a self-portrait Facebook group just for women. The theme assigned to us for the month of February was, "Intentional Gaze". And yes, when I first saw that theme I did want to run and hide. However, I surprised myself by discovering that looking at the camera was not as difficult as I thought it would be. At the end of this post I will share what I learned from working through this theme.
February is now in the books, and I made it through a theme I assumed would be challenging. Surprisingly, looking at the camera was not as difficult as predicted, but rather viewing my images on the computer after a completed session was the hard part. It isn't always comfortable looking at my 50 year old self, since it's all too easy to see only the imperfections. Along the way I also learned that I am happiest looking at myself when I have a smile on my face.
I'm proud to announce that two of my images from this month were selected for the Dear Photographer self-portrait monthly blog. You can view all of the featured images here .
Thank you for joining me on my journey. I'll be back in a month to share my March 2018 images with you. In the meantime, I hope you will try to put yourself in front of the camera too!