This month my photography assignment is to take a portrait without a face. Challenge! Starting to get into some more abstract concepts which starts the brain churning.
It’s been a productive and busy month, my husband is changing jobs, we found out we are having another little girl and I’ve gone and dyed my hair gray. Lot’s of change.
For my self-portrait, I decided to show my new gray hair. I love that it makes me slightly uncomfortable. What if people think I look old? Why do I care? What’s with society and it’s fear of aging? All these thoughts swirl around while at the same time I just want to express myself and feel a little bit wild.
Young And Gray
I wanted to show my daughter’s creative side in her faceless portrait. She could easily spend all day crafting and painting. I’m incredibly proud of her and at the same time want to nurture, encourage and ensure that she maintains the love of craft as well as a steady confidence about it. I feel like so many young adults have the creativity shaken out of them as they prepare for grown-up life (myself included).
A Child’s Creativity
I plan on getting shots of my husband and the baby bump so that our faceless family portraits are complete. This month rather than adding a few shots I’m not 100% happy with I went with two that I love.
Join The Photographing Happiness Challenge
I’m participating in a photography challenge this year called Photographing Happiness. Every month, on the 12th of the month, we will share 12 photos (or so) based on a theme.
The workshop is led by talented photographer and photo blogger, Rachel Devine of Sesame Ellis.