Hey everyone that was catching up on Annette. Just wanted to let you know she isn’t gone but we did go on vaca for a week or so and it was really hard to keep up with the posting, but don’t worry every day was captured…. but some were more boring than others.
Heres the image taken right before leaving for vaca…. and she wore her hair like that for 2 or 3 days (I think) so sorry about the lack of hair styling.
(this image discusses, breast feeding and the maternal controversy presented with public nursing)
Two out takes…. so this was while I was waiting for the sun to set a little lower to get the look that I desired. I was really kinda all over the on this particular day because nothing had really inspired me….
And this is totally the reason why photographers love the short moments before sunset, the “sucker-lighting” (as my past mentor, Lexi, had put it). AAAAAAHHHHH-mazinggg!
(This image discusses vulnerability as well as the previous day)
Vulnerability is a very powerful emotion. Some people try to avoid it, others let it get the best of them, I usually try to remain in a state of openness. It is a very difficult to let all your protective walls down.
Yesterdays portrait was not explained, yet because I feel like it stands on its own. I challenge you all to continue the rest of the day living openly and staying vulnerable. Being truthful to what you want and need in love is the only way to really get to where you want to be.
(This image discusses the ideals of women, fertility, failures and defeat.)
Hooray! Annette is back, and as ready as ever. I haven’t quite decided ( well actually I guess I have) if I really want to give away all of meaning to each piece. I have always enjoyed art more that gives me the ability to interpret, on an individual perspective. I think that giving the viewer an entire analysis of why every thing is the way that it is ruins the freedom and creativity to each individual viewer.
So, I would just like to thank the stupid teenager who egged my car last night for pushing this idea to happen earlier than expected. Originally, I had planned a similar idea in my mind, but it didn’t really come to the surface until this morning (at 2am when I was washing my car off). Not only was I aggravated that I was cutting into my sleep but I was upset because it is totally wasteful to drive around with the intention of wasting dozen and dozens of eggs…. (and here I am wasting two more) plus I hate the smell- yuck.
Get ready for it ! Annette is coming to visit for one month! Starting August 1st, Annette will be featured on the blog! Stay tuned for her return!
As I make photographs of myself every day, I am interested in the idea of ‘the self’ and private versus public moments people experience. While it can be difficult for some people to share or reveal their utmost personal thoughts and emotions, ‘self-portraits’ allow me to consider those moments and how they relate to a person and their persona.
While photographs can be clear representations of reality, reality is not always represented clearly in photographs. A self-portrait can be about the people photographed, or it can be about something outside of their own identity. My interest is in how I can photograph myself or create a new identity. There is a difference between that which is an affected pose, versus an honest portrayal. I straddle the line and have reservations about each as I consider my personal self and public self.
Keeping these ‘records’ of fictcious memories, these various identities can be seen as representing ideas of responsibility, sexuality, vulnerability, honesty, and femininity. In my photographs I use woman’s attire, both formal and informal, wigs, make-up, and other items that women utilize to present themselves in public. Fragmenting the body, body language and specific environments influence the way the photographs are read and interpreted.
I decided in the last year to take a break and really try, I mean really, to get my self out there. Ah, there is so much I should tell you all and I have been struggling on where to start. So I decided that instead of putting all this pressure on chronological order, new vs old, and whats to personal and whats not…. I’m simply just going to write whats on my mind.
Write now, I mean right 😉 I was thinking about everything that I have read about blogging and where it relates to my work and business, yet I have read up on a couple different sources that talk about a passion for blogging and sharing your thoughts. Then, I started thinking…. why do I need to only post pictures. I don’t. This space on the world wide web is mine, and mine alone. Thus, I can use this “space” however I find suiting.
Let me start with my diary. I have always been a girl to have a soft spot for writing in my diary (or aka journal, for all you mature folks out there). I have filled many over the course of my life, sharing every moment important or as mundane as it is in hopes to share it with my children as they get older, or even publish it. I find people interesting, and I want to attract others like me to share in this marvelous journey I am about to take. So I hope you join me as a journal away about my photographs, recent projects, thoughts, life, friends and future!