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Another self portrait for my 365. =) I promised myself to be more adventurous with the 'full body' type pics..I think i'm getting the hang of exuding this certain confidence one needs to have to get the right image. yay me. *pats self on back* i am quite proud of this one =) and no it is not photoshopped ..just retouched..i am actually in a closet =)
so about this portrait.. i threw on my lil tiger print bra (u will see the details in another shot) ..some wicked shiny heels ..and decided hmm let's try this full body thing.....an hour and lighting set up later....this is my result..(one image of many to come) I personally consider this one of my best self portraits.
I love it.
and the caption is very true ..i am daring..to be daring..=) I promised myself in late 2010 that i would produce more self portraits including my entire body..as I was and still am quite insecure about showing myself this way. IT's not just a self portrait to me..it's a challenge..a risk..to see myself as a grown woman and as a sexy one at that.
I once had a very very low self esteem due to some incidents in the past including a very mentally and verbally abusive ex boyfriend..and i am still a tad bit traumatized today ..but i am slowly ..escaping from that idea ..slowly venturing out into this world of security and self. I have my other half, Maurice, to thank for that.
I sometimes wonder why it took me so long (7 years) but this process...it's a slow one..the damage is done in a few minutes..recovery takes years ..obviously. I also believe that there is a time and a place..for everything..and moments are nowhere near excluded from that concept.
Self Exploration....it is bitter sweet..but i do love it when i use it creatively and produce an image i can be proud of =)
Full Blog Entry: http://sarinagito.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/dare-to-be/
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