September 22nd, 2014
Last week I came across this colourful couch abandoned along a side street in my neighbourhood. Someone went to a lot of trouble to cover the entire thing with a range of neon colours – orange, green, pink, and yellow, with a bit of accented silver duct tape.
It’s pretty spectacular and special, so I decided to return another day and use it in my monthly self portrait.
I had Boris’ assistance on this one because I wanted to do a jumping shot near the couch. My original idea was for me to be jumping off the couch but the tree branches above it got in the way. I’ve never tried a jumping shot before, and what I discovered is they are actually pretty challenging to do.
I hope the neon couch manages to stick around for awhile. It brings a smile to the faces of every person who passes it by.
August 27th, 2014
One self portrait a month in 2014 continues with a lovely colourful addition to the series. I was much more determined this time to shoot a new image and get it done before the end of the month.
Late July and August is the time of year I can find dahlias at the farmers market. We were full up on fruits and veggies last week so I went specifically to the market to buy flowers. It was only afterwards that I decided the dahlias should be the focus of the latest photo. I love these flowers because the colours are spectacular, and they have these elaborately structured petals. Each one is a work of art in itself.
August 4th, 2014
As usual, I left my monthly self portrait to the last few days of the month, because I kept procrastinating even though it was on my mind. I came close to giving up on this series completely because I wasn’t in the mood. But I pushed through this feeling because I hate giving up on projects with such a clear deadline.
I feel silly shooting self portraits these days, so I decided to do something ridiculous. At least I am wearing a nice dress in the photo (a new birthday dress in fact). This is not at all what I had in mind when I started, though I did intend this paper cut piece as the background. I wanted to make myself small because it seemed to suit my mood.