Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Team-Up Thursday: Week Five
I don't know about you, but I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's images of themselves this week. I almost said "everyone's faces," but since a self-portrait does not necessarily include the face, I can't wait to see all the creative interpretations of our theme.
Since I have done a few self-portraits of my face close up -- in fact, one was just my eye -- I wanted to stretch myself creatively this week. I kept coming back to the floating pose (you can see it better close up on flickr). I was worried it was too gimicky, but I really wanted to try it. It's surprisingly easy to do, and I thought that this represented my inner wish to be able to be in that zen moment. In reality, I was in my backyard, with the stool sinking into the wet ground, trying to keep my lotus position balance long enough to fire the remote. Ahhh...zen enlightenment -- NOT.
Melody's is just brilliant. I'm always on pins and needles, waiting to see what she'll send me for the week, and she never disappoints. It's uncanny that her car looks as though it is floating off in the sky...maybe she'll meet me floating around my backyard?
What do your self-portraits tell us? Check out our flickr group for all the diptychs in one convenient location.
P.S. If you have asked for a partner or would like one, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a couple of lovely ladies who haven't left me any way to contact them, and I would love to get you started. Shelly, I haven't forgotten you :).