Lately, I’ve been in a blue mood. I got tired of looking like a total bum around the house (I’m a stay at home wife and mom) and decided to take a couple of self-portraits. I don’t take my own pictures with the thought of “Oh, I’m hot” or any other craziness. It’s more of an evolution for me. Every photo has a different mood and I capture it as I go. Here are a couple of images that I wanted to share.
Do you take self-portraits? What do they mean to you?
I had the opportunity to be in front of the lens as a model for a couple of years. I collaborated with one photographer by the name of Neo Samo a few times, one of which was for a body paint series called Noir Black (yes, I know the meaning is “Black Black”). We captured one image that was visually stunning. It had garnered so much buzz where a woman’s shelter and an art aficionado wanted prints of the image to grace their walls.
Well, the last photo shoot I had with him, Neo Samo gifted me with a print of my own to hang up on my walls. I was truly amazed and humbled by the kind gesture.
Here is the image in question. I had a blast creating this, even though the paint was extremely hard to wash off. lol