Hey guys & gals!
I’ve been wanting to do a series of self portraits for a while and it was a sunny day the other day so I went out with my camera, tripod etc and took some photos.
I wanted to do an intimate set of self portraits to let you into my head, show how I’m feeling. I feel like they are really candid. Of course I went to the forest opposite my house! N.B. My leggings were brown, that’s not my naked legs lol
1.) With this picture I tried to capture the isolation I feel. I kept the chair in shot because it shows how I feel that even though nowadays we have all the technology that is supposed to facilitate community and friendship people can still feel isolated. You can have the means to communicate but if no one is on the other end there’s still no one to talk to. I enjoy my own company and there is a difference between feeling isolated and feeling lonely but the two are generally co-morbid.
2.) I just thought this looked interesting in black and white, it makes the pollen on the ground a lot clearer, which in turn actually makes the picture look more stark and bleak.
3.) I wanted to capture my sense of wonder, which persists despite my other more negative feelings. I’m often looking at things (especially in nature) and thinking wow! I’m so glad that Jesus made greenery. I would have been right at home butt naked in the Garden of Eden!
4.) I thought I would play with some effects to showcase ma skilz!
5.) I call this picture “Come Away With Me” after Song of Songs 2:10-13 [NLT]:
“ My lover said to me, “Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one!  Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone.  The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.  The fig trees are forming young fruit, and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one!”
This picture depicts the type of guy that I want to marry. I want to marry a guy who will have the courage to come away with me and go down those paths that look like they aren’t necessarily the easiest paths to go down but they are the right paths for me and it’s where I’m going, with or without him, as evidenced by the fact that I was even in such a place taking pictures in the first place. That’s where I’m happy. I’m looking behind me because I don’t want a guy who will be out in front trying to lead me, telling me/deciding where I’m going, I have Jesus for that. I want a guy who is behind me, who has my back!
Besides, I happen to know that if you follow the the above path it leads here:
“Song of Songs 2:10 (NLT) – My lover said to me.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 14 Apr, 2017. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/sng/2/10/s_673010>