Well, I’m late for my March self-portrait, but it’s my blog so I get to break the rules. :)
I love this photo my good friend Ami took of me last week when we met up to talk shop and attend a photography event in West LA. It was taken in an alley, we were being silly and just wanted to take photos for the fun of it. Also love this photo for the mere fact that I am really rough on myself. Normally, I don’t like photos of myself I am not good with expressions. If people take longer than 10 seconds to snap a photo of me, you’ve lost the moment with me.
However, I will say that I’m learning more and more that the people 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 should know this. When you take the the time to know your subject and see them for whom they are, when you look them in the eye and validate them as a person. The results are a candid portrait, a reflection of who you are and what you’re feeling at the moment. I love photography! This project is turning out to be so much fun and good for the soul.
Photo by Ami Martin.
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