On Self-Portraits


Tank - Brandy Melville  //  Pants - don't remember (no tag)  //  Boots - Cheap shop in Chinatown  //  Necklace - Threadsence  //  Rings - Threadsence, F21 and other Misc

One of my favorite music artists sings, "You ain't nothin' special. You're no more celestial than anyone else."  That's something to keep in mind.  Yes, you are one of a kind, but so is everyone else.

That brings me to what I want to say today:  for all you/us bloggers, when taking pictures of yourself just get over it.  You're not the most *anything* in the world - beautiful, ugly, graceful, awkward, funny, etc etc.  You are just you.  And for your blog/site, your readers want to see you.  Warts, bruises, love handles, scars, smiles, dimples and all.  

So when taking self portraits, just relax, have some fun and get used to seeing your face in all is made up glory and it's made down normal.  I've come to *mostly - flawed remember?* accept that I'm also not the most of *anything*.  So you guys see me made up, but you also see me with a face mask on and you also see me like this:

We're all flawed and imperfect beings.  But at the same while perfection might be fascinating to look at momentarily, in the long run you'd get either bored or very sad.  Whereas, well, with someone like me, you can think to yourself, "Well, at least I don't make those faces in public!"  
*Because, come on, I know you make them in private*

5 thoughts:

  1. Awesome grudge motorcycle look you have going on here :) and yes as a women I've come to realize even those models are airbrushed. I love the skin I'm in :)

  2. Great advice Joanna and I 100% agree! I take my own photos and have for over two years now. You get used to it I think. I NEVER photoshop--I think that is dishonest and honestly a pain in the ass. I love your edgy look today! Keep doing what you're doing--you're doing great!

  3. I'm a long-time fan of Duncan Sheik, too. :)

    And good advice.

  4. Beautiful advice! I love that outfit too.

  5. love this outfit and the advice. so so true.


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