December 4th, 2014
My November self portrait is one of those that barely squeaked under the end of month deadline. I was so caught up in preparing for the Culture Crawl all month that I didn’t have time to spare for this project. I wanted to set it aside finally but my need to complete things saw me through.
I kept it very simple and used a visit to VanDusen Garden as an opportunity to shoot it outside. It was a cold wintery day with snow on the ground, but this spot in the garden was clear and had beautiful afternoon sun falling upon it. I sat for a moment catching the sun, and took a few photos (with Boris’ assistance) before moving on.
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.