Monthly self-portrait inspiration #p52radness

Monthly self-portrait inspiration  #p52radness

Words by Adri De La Cruz

Here to hit you with another blog post full of inspiration. It’s mind-boggling that the year is almost over. As always the images keep on getting better and better. In the group, we never really have a theme or challenges or much direction. It just is what it is, kinda like oneself. I know that I’m constantly gushing about this group, and I don’t care. Making yourself seen can be so difficult, but many in the group have found this to be incredibly rewarding.Even if you are not extroverted,  Self-expression does wonders to the heart and the mind, seeing yourself reflected in the images can slowly build so much love and devotion to oneself.

Be inspired by these, take a few, join our group. Or keep them private for yourself, it doesn’t matter what you do, at the end of the day the images belong to you. They are for you.

If you notice something good, you must make it grow – whether it is within you or around you.”
― Sadghuru

 

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MEGAN BOGGSMegan Boggs

DIANA HAGUESDiana 2

DEVON HALL 0A8A4129jan29th-3-rev-2 mono

MINDY TINGSON 0815-4

HALI TOMCZACK Self portrait July

SARA BLANCO SaraBlanco

MELISSA ORTENDAHL P52_Sept_Aug_Melissa_OrtendahlBRIDGET PARMENTER self-7

MONICA HART 090717_0395c copy

JEN SMITH IMG_0915 copyjensmith_AugSeptTAMARAH HODGSONIMG_6278

ZAIDA ORTEGA Processed with VSCO with b4 presetJESSICA KOSMACK AugustSept_jessicakosmack2

JULIE  GODBOLT Sept fl selfport JulieG

CATHERINE HILCOV catherine.hilcoveSUSANNAH BOTHE SusannahBothe_3871.3

HANNAH DIATEL Adri (1 of 1)AMANDA BARRICK Barrick_AugustSelfPortrait

ASHLEY MARSTON ashleySARAH LEWISDSC_1366GINA SANTELLANO DSC_2672-EditLAUREN DSC_8542

KAYLA LUNDE 34 (1 of 1)KISHELLE LINENKO kishellelinenko

MEG LOEKS megloeks_SP.jpg

KIM FREDERICKS KimberliFredericksRelease2017.jpg

LAUREN FROST JENSEN DSC_6999-Edit

ANNE UEBER DSC_7908. res jpg

AMY RUSHBROOK 0M2A3632

JANEL PEYTON QT2A6098-1 copy

APRIL CHRISTOPHER 37-5GINA SANTELLANO DSC_3410-EditJENN BARTELL JennBartellsept. .jpg

ASHLEY ESSIG ashley essig (1)FRANCESCA MARCHESE REEDER Francesca Marchese-Reeder AugSept

JENNIFER KAPALA amandakenyonANGELA DORAN angela doran august

LINSEY DAVIS 21950171_10214880180221629_1404387611835561612_o

KAYLA LUNDE 49 (7 of 11)MEREDITH MINOR Meredith Minor Sept

GRAZYNA MEDINA

20170901-IMG_9944

KRISTIN BAKKER IMG_9729-2

CARLA MONGE CarlaMonge_p52-1

MINDY TINGSON0922-1

ANGEL DORAN angela doran sept

DIANA HAGUES Diana 1

MESHEA SHAFFER 9-18-07

ABBY KENNAN Abby Kennan p52-1

BRITTANY DE JESUS BrittanyDJSelf

ZAIDA ORTEGA Processed with VSCO with a6 presetBRIDGET PARMENTER vellichor-6MEREDITH MINOR Meredith Minor Aug

#P52RADNESS JULY- MONTHLY SELF -PORTRAIT PROJECT

#P52RADNESS JULY- MONTHLY SELF -PORTRAIT PROJECT

One thing I didn’t want to do was to get behind on posting these. My reasons are the following ;

  1. this is my favorite group and they deserve better.
  2.  so much goes into self-portraits and feelings need to be fresh.

July is my birthday month, and this summer has been a hell of a lot to manage. We’re currently sitting on short, chilly fall October days. I am able to be a bit more focused. But I am a true believer that you make time for the things that are important to you, so posting these, should be at the top of my priority list. Coincidentally that is what you need to do to make sure you set a little time a week to sit in front of the camera. All I have to say is thank you for continuing on this self-portrait journey with me.

 

Words by Adri De La Cruz

 

“I see myself through others eyes and I am made anew.” 
― Molly Moore

 

 

ADRI DE LA CRUZ chicago newborn photographer (1 of 1).jpgERIN BROOKS IMG_0383

JEN SMITH

IMG_6790 p52 copy

JADE LYFT IMG_8610web

DEVON HALL 0A8A9852jan29th-3-rev-2 mono.jpg

CLARE ELIZABETH CMP_1709.jpg

DANIELLE NAVRATIL IMG_8032

LANI HOLMES sepia

KERLYN VAN GELDER Kerlyn-Van-Gelder-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Photographer01

APRIL CHRISTOPHER 

27-4

SAM HANCOCK

maternity14 (1 of 1)

ASHLEY MARTSON AshleyMarston

 

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Monthly Self Portrait Project#P52radness

Monthly Self Portrait Project#P52radness

Oh what joy it gives me to be blogging this series again, these submissions are from June. and, even though I haven’t been blogging them the project is still going strong, and I promise to catch up because this project is LIFE. I do not exaggerate when I say that.

My thoughts often circle around how vulnerable women can be, how much it takes to type out the words in our head. To put ourselves out there for all to see, for all to judge, and for all to essentially gawk at. The photographs show only one side of us at a time, and most of us want to scream at the fact that we are more than one photo can share.

& I think that essentially what has drawn me to this project. It has honestly liberated other facets of myself. I look forward to writing more on this in the future + inviting the other ladies in the group to share their words with us.

 

words by Adri De La Cruz

 

She comes to presence
in a great wave of grief
that has no bottom.

{water cannot swim}

Feeling the unbearable
weight of womanhood
tearing me open,
revealing my own sorrows.

{a channel of life}

poem by

Mucro Pondera Divinus  Portland, OR

 

KRISTEN KUSLER 

 

CLAIRE SEARLE 

 

KATRINA RUSSO

 

KYLA EWERT 
RENEE WRIGHT
JENNIFER BLAKE 
KIMBERLI  FREDERICKS 
DANIELLE NAVRATIL 
HAYLEY GARNETT 
MELISSA ORTENDAHL 
SHANDA RANDY 
MESHEA SHAFFER 
MELINDA CONATY 
JENNIFER KAPALA
SHERIDA RAE TAYLOR 
BRITTANY DE JESUS 
CHRISTINE WATSON 
GRAZYNA MEDINA 
MELISSA HAUGEN 
FRANCESCA REEDER 
GINA SANTELLANO 

F A C E B O O K  G R O U P 

#p52radness Monthly Epic Share

#p52radness Monthly Epic Share

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

Jack Kornfiel

I’ll start with that, and share that I totally butchered that quote as I thought it was problem and not trouble. I am not someone who is afraid to admit her mistakes. So there you go. This quote speaks on so many multiple levels currently.

The project continues to fill the hearts of all of us. Being present is hard, getting in the frame is even harder. Take a little time in the week, commit to one hr of trying to take a self portrait, join our group. The encouragement never ends there.

Here’s a super small May collection, because life.

TARA VISCONTI Tara Visconti

ABBY KENNAN@abbykennan

ANGELA DORAN @angela.doran

JESSICA EHLEN @jessica_ehlen

LEAH MOORE@leahmoorephoto

MONICA HART @monicaannhart

COURTNEY WILSON Courtney_Wilson_self_Portrait

DEVON HALL DevonHall

KIMBERLI FREDERICKS KimberliFredericks

LEANNA AZZOLINI 

LeAnnaAzzoliniPhotography-1-21.jpg

 

LAST MONTH

Monthly Epic share of Self Portraits | #p52radness

Monthly Epic share of Self Portraits | #p52radness

 

“A woman  must find time for herself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us. . . . It is necessary now and then for a woman to go away by herself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of herself, ‘Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?’ . . . If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one’s time—the stuff of life.”
― Carl Sandburg 

FOUR

WHOLE

MONTHS

Of self portraits. I’m sharing that quote to serve as a reminder, whether you have children or not. Alone time is OK. I have yet to attempt another round of solo self portraits, and I can say with certainty that they make me reflect so much. As I sit there looking at myself in the camera , having all of the tiny pangs of self hate and loathing, I am able to think of myself for a second, to look at my features and examine and as I most often do,  make a list  in my head of the things I would change about myself . Still I welcome solo self portraits as my alone time, not only physically but mentally.

So many of us have called photos with our children cheating, as we are able to hide behind hugs and giggles.  So I want to challenge you to take a solo self portrait if you haven’t already. Feel the bareness . & take it all in.

song recommendation : Sara Bareilles , She used to be mine.

 

TAMARAH HODGSON fbDSC_0796ADRIENNE LOUISE33727995992_7915c6965c_oMEGAN BOGGS Megan Boggs - honey + co. photography

ADRI DE LA CRUZ Chicago familyand newborn photography (1 of 1)-8BECCI RAVERA IMG_1985.jpgANNMARIE DENIS 2017-04-22_0005CAMILLE ARNERCamille_Arner_P52

KISHELLE LINENKO IMG_9532MINDY TINGSON 0414-1TINA STRICKLAND TinaStrickland_SelfPortrait052017-1.jpegSARAH SAVINSKI Processed with VSCO with a4 presetAMBER WEST Amber West p52

GINA SANTELLANO _DSC5051

JANEL PEYTON QT2A2346-1

LAURA WOOD 4L8A0692 (1)BETH CAGNONI BCAG2851-EditAMANDA BARRICK Amandabarrick_2017.pdf, Rorybarrick_2017.pdfBRITTNY DEBONIS170418-self portrait debonis b-001ANNE UEBERSETZIG DSC_4351 res

NINA MARTINEZ Processed with VSCO with tk presetMARISSA ROSEILLER _N5A4383_forP52ASHLEY ESSIG 13 2

KATIE DECKER lifestyle-portrait-katie-decker-photography-boca-ratonASHLEY MARSTON ash

 

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Monthly Epic Share #p52radness Month 3

Monthly Epic Share #p52radness Month 3

“blessed be
she
who is
both
furious
and
magnificent”

-Taylor Rhodes

Month 3. I think it was a tough month, inspiration came slowly for most of us. Some weeks we had many “place holders” in case the big idea didn’t pan out .

ALL of the women really surprise me with the insane vulnerability they are able to put forth. I am not there yet, It has always been so tough to let my inner feelings show. When women in this group share their photographs and then it’s followed by “but i hate this or that about it” it’s crazy. All I see is beauty and bravery. Stepping out of comfort zones and pushing past fears. So much beauty and passion.

If you are still unsure about photographing yourself, I dare you to find an old photograph of your mother and hate an inch of it.

If you’d love to check out our group here’s the link : FB RAD GROUP 

Also be sure to check last month’s post : Month 2 

in no specific order……

KARISSA EATON Karissa Eaton - Elements & Emotion-storm-sky-monochromatic--1

LAUREN WEBSTER Lauren Webster

ZAIDA LUCIA Processed with VSCO with b4 preset

JENNY GRIMM JENNYGRIMMWEEK9-p52radness

ERIN BROOKS Erin Brooks

FRANCESCA MARCHESE

francesca marchese marchsurgery

ANDREA SMETHURSTp52w9ish-8

CHRISTINE WRIGHT 11-52 Greenscapes Photography

CHELSEA CRONKRITEIMG_5156-2

BRITT FISKBritt_Fisk_February 27, 2017_JBP_7340

JAMIE DAVIS DSC_8280-Edit

JANEL PEYTON JanelPeyton_M3

NORLEENA HORTON Norleena

SOPHIE JANE SophieJanePhotographer

CHELSEY HILL IMG_1357-126

LINDSEY STIGLEMANIMG_0892 Lindsey_Stigleman

BRIDGET PARMENTER mirrors-3

DEVIN MOORE Filename Internet Size - 001

CAROBlueCicadaPhotography

AMBER LEANNAmberWestKLN03

MINDY TINGSON 0308-1

ELISE MEADER 10-52

BEC STEWARTBecStewart_ LR.jpg

JENN BARTELLProcessed with VSCO with 5 preset

 

CHELSEA WHITMAN chelsea whitman

 

KYLA EWERT me bubble gum multiple exposure zoe painting-1

BRITTANY DEJESUSBrittanyDJp52

JOHANNA URSHEL 17362650_10210919272631138_2227904884205097379_n

AMY MELISSA 3.5.17-2

ERIN AASLAND ErinAasland p52-3

APRIL KRAUS selfportraitat35withgrain

CAMILLE ARNER P52_CamilleArner

 

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