Sunday, February 6, 2011


Inspired by this post on Darrah Parker's blog, I found a quiet, lightfilled moment for a long hard look at myself through my own lens... It's good to do that at times. Document Self. Hard to look at, too. Much harder than looking in the mirror, because it's less fleeting. It makes me feel - vulnerable.

I think it's hard because I'm not used to integrate being me with seeing me. When you look at someone else, you see their features as much as their actions, their words and your own thoughts of them.

I am, to myself, my thoughts, my emotions, my words and my actions. But not - not really - my face. When I look at a picture of myself, I find it almost hard to believe that it's Me. That this is what other people see when they look at me... It makes me feel - out of my depth, even naked, of sorts.
Oh, this is fascinating stuff to ponder! But also, ever so slightly, disconcerting...


  1. Ik vind het wel gave foto's - vooral die vage bij het raam heeft wel wat. En van je kleine artiest zijn ook leuk om te zien :-) Hoop dat alles goed gaat :-) Groetjes!

  2. interesting project! I look at my photo and cant believe it is the same me that I think I am. Recently my mom joked that the mirror shows an old person , a stranger who she doesn't know and who is not her.

  3. Exactly! Most of us are SO unfamiliar with our own image!


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