self-portrait

“Am I worth documenting?” Maile Wilson from Shutter Sisters asks. The answer should be an unequivocal yes. But I often shy away from the camera. I hate it when my husband takes my camera and points it at me. More often than not, I find myself deleting the photos of me before they even hit my hard drive. And, to me, taking shots of myself on a regular basis seems self-indulgent.

In spite of all this, this afternoon, I set up the tripod and found the remote controller (still unopened in its box) and sat in front of the camera. I took a few shots, looked at the photos and realized that I had no make-up on, my hair was disheveled and I was wearing a shirt that showed my cleavage.

Crop.

Here I am. Am I worth documenting? I hope so.

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One thought on “self-portrait

  1. Cynthia, I think this is a beautiful portrait of you. And this is my first time seeing you. 🙂
    I know it’s not easy getting in front of the camera but your husband and son love you for who you are inside and out. And that’s all the truly matters.

    Celebrate Life and Capture It!
    Patty

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