Self-Portrait Project: February 2012

For awhile now, I have been meaning to start this self-portrait project. I decided that it’s part of my me time and exploring time as a photographer and it needs to happen.

I’ve always been a firm believer that a photographer needs to turn the camera on themselves and be photographed. To be vulnerable, reflect on my journey and have memories of my own. My biggest inspiration for this came from fellow photographers, Gail Werner and Sarah Rhoads.

This was taken last week while in Las Vegas for a photography convention. We took a stroll down the strip to go get coffee and we stopped by the Venetian where I saw unbelievable light in a hall and asked Kris to take a photo. I wanted to remember how happy I was on this day. How great it felt to be able to learn and be inspired by the best in the industry. Most importantly, how nice it was to spend real quality time with Kris and enjoy simple things. This last month has been really tough on so many levels and so it was important to document. So I focus on the positive and keep moving forward because dang it. Somedays are just easier than others, this was an easy day.

I challenge my photographer friends and my blog readers to give this project a try. I’ll be posting once a month a self-portrait whether it’s taken by myself or by someone else. Looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds and getting more comfortable in front of the lens.

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February 29, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Barbara Hall - Looking forward to following this project of yours. I too am uncomfortable in front of the camera.

February 29, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Toni - You look beautiful. And happy.

February 29, 2012 - 11:36 am

Trude - Okay, first of all, I can’t believe how long your hair is! And secondly, I love your expression and that is indeed some gorgeous light. I’m so glad you guys had a good time in Vegas!

April 5, 2012 - 8:19 am

Self-Portrait Project: March 2012 » Nancy Orozco Blog - [...] that know me the best or see me for what I am, capture the best photos of me. Like Kris’ photo of me in February, or my wedding photos by Trude and now I can add Ami to the club. I’m a photographer, I [...]