Sunday, April 1, 2012

ME Shadow

This is my very first official selfies (self portrait). 

20120330 Me Shadow B&W

As you can see I'm not ready to put my face on blogland (yet), however, I'm showing you a significant part of me - ME Shadow. ;)

20120330 Me Shadow 2A B&W

I've only been paying attention to shadows since I started to learn to draw and paint about 2 years ago.  To paint / draw shadow of an object helps to create and express the three dimensions of the object.  It is with this in mind that I started to look at shadows in a totally different way. I began to marvel how much information a shadow holds about the real object.  Even abstract shadow shapes have whole new worlds reside in them.  And of course, there's always Jung's famous Shadow Self.

20120330 Me Shadow 2 B&W

And I have to say I quite enjoy the in the picture self portrait project.  From one of the selfies I took for the project, I found one perfect for my dashboard photo. Yeah!

While I was taking these little selfies, I remembered all the wonderful comments I got from the photography of my sketchbook pages (links here & here).  I realized that it was only natural that I wanted to expand my casual (i.e. no training) photography skills and horizon.

O.k. I'm LOVING this!

The selfies is for in the picture.  Come join us for a wonderful journey through out the year! xxoo

9 comments:

urban muser said...

glad to see you've joined our group! i started with shadow shots too--and worked my way up to showing my face. thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

Bridget said...

Nice shots! It took a while for me to get brave enough to show my face too. My next hurdle is going to be taking selfies outside - yikes! It is a work in progress for all of us! Welcome aboard:)

Alicia C said...

seeing these remind me of Peter Pan chasing his shadow - I can somehow imagine him wearing Converses :D cool idea---- yeah, Jung's Shadow --- lots there to think about--- you might look up a book called "meeting the shadow" edited by Connie Zweig et al --- cheers!

Lynn said...

Shadows are fun...our shadow sides hold much that is important...do we let them out or hold them in?
Life is such a journey.

Sadee Schilling said...

Love these! I love your creativity. Good job getting involved in the self-portrait project. I planned to do that myself, but haven't really gotten started yet!

Leanne said...

These shadows are great! Love how the bottom 2 mirror each other!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Shadows are a great way to start with self portraiture. Christy has been doing some really great inspirational interviews with some ladies that are wonderful self portrait photographers. There's lots of inspiration there. Welcome to the group... and I'll see you on PPFridays too :)

Cameron said...

But I liked your profile pic before!

These are great, though....your shoes are adorable!

minnemie said...

Ha, very fun! Love the composition - the shoe tips are great! Not showing my face yet either...