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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