The last picture of the 25 @ 25 series doesn’t actually feature me. If you’ve followed this project of mine since last year, you will know that I don’t really like being the subject of my own pictures. But that’s what a challenge is about — to push yourself to do something that isn’t easy.
I wanted to end this series with a shot that looks forward. One of my resolutions for this year is to learn to play the guitar. When I was 19, my mom and grandmom gave me a brand new guitar. I started to teach myself and get callouses, but I didn’t keep up. I love music and want to become proficient in at least one instrument. So I’m hoping that by this time next year I will post a video of me with my guitar playing a song without looking down to check that my hands are in the right place. For now, this picture will have to suffice.
I also want to take this time to thank all of you that have followed me on this 25 @ 25 photo challenge journey. Thank you for your patience during the photo droughts. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey as much as I have. Rest assured that I will continue to take pictures and post a few here, just not for any larger project…at least not for now 😉
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Today’s penultimate (nifty word, eh?) 25 @ 25 features my serious face. It came about when I randomly made this face at my boyfriend and said, “This is my serious face!” Because my mouth was scrunched up, it probably sounded more like, “Dis serus fish!” He couldn’t stop laughing. This story demonstrates the effectiveness of my serious face. I think it also sums up my view on the 25 @ 25 project: sometimes serious, but mostly fun 🙂
Wondering what the 25 @ 25 project is all about? Read the first post here!
This past weekend, I volunteered at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, MA. I had a great time meeting new people and attending different events. Salem is a pretty neat town and I got to walk around for a little while. I even found a cool bead store! I’m going to write a fuller blog post on my time at the festival soon, but for now here is a picture of the shirt I wore all day Saturday (you definitely couldn’t miss any of the volunteers with an orange like this!)
Want to read the post that started the 25 @ 25 project? See the first post (and me in a yellow dress equally as bright as this shirt) here!
I wrote a poem a while back that has the line: “veins, network of blue highways.” So I thought I’d try to take a picture based on that line. It was harder to get my blue veins to show than I thought, but at least ya’ll know where the idea comes from:
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For the longest time, I was self conscious about my teeth. I never got braces and so two of my front teeth curve in. To be honest, it’s not incredibly noticeable unless you really look. Nevertheless, I didn’t like it. But I recently noticed a nifty aspect of this. Instead of the regular round pattern, the different formation of my teeth makes a pretty cool shape when I bite into an apple. Take a look for yourself…it always makes me smile 🙂
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I recently read an article by Digital Photography Schools about poses for female models. I really liked the second pose they featured, which had the model with her hands near her face. I bought these spiffy, finger-less gloves a few months ago and thought I’d try that pose. Here is my stab at trying to be a model:
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I was poking around the Shakepeare Theatre on a sunny day a couple of weeks ago. There were long shadows everywhere. My shadow was so long, it looked as if it were literally falling down the steps of the theatre.
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This story line 25 @ 25 happened by accident. I was trying to get one shot by the window. My camera was taking fuzzy photos for some reason, so I took quite a few in hopes of getting a photo that was clear. The result is the following story board:
Curious to see how these 25 @ 25 shenanigans began? Check out the first post here!
Remember those 500+ shots I mentioned in my “Boot and Blossoms” post? Here’s a sampling of those pictures:
For the full gallery, check out my Flickr gallery here.
Do you like one or two of these shots enough to hang on your wall? Some of these pictures are available as prints in my art Etsy store. Check it out here! (Would you like to purchase a photo that you do not see available as a print? Send me a message and I’d be happy to create a custom listing for you!)
Most portraits feature the subject’s face. If you’ve been following my 25 @ 25 project, you know my self-portraits generally do not feature my face. (If you’d like to find out the story behind 25 @ 25, check out the first post here) That trend continues with this post. I notice that I tend to feature my legs and shoes…we do so much with them!
About two weeks ago, I fell on a gravel path. Thankfully, no bones were broken, but the fall left a pretty gnarly bruise. I took a picture of the injury as a reminder that pain is worthy of art. It’s also a reminder for me to slow down!
There was (and perhaps still is) a trend of photographers who take self-portraits with their cameras looking straight into a mirror. But what about reflections in other surfaces? I was recently out taking a lot of pictures which focused on texture,when I discovered I could see myself pretty clearly in the bumper of my car. And this is the resulting shot:
Can you tell I don’t like showing my face in self-portraits? Maybe I’ll change that trend next week….
Curious to find out the story behind 25 @ 25? Check out the first post here.