45/365 - DNA upon My Pillow- The Happiness of Acceptance

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© Michele Randell
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UploadedDecember 30, 2010
TakenDecember 27, 2010
Exposure1/250 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.1 mm
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Of late I have been doing more self portraits at the suggestion of Conchita del Mundo..it has been a bit confronting but more and more I have wanted to keep these portraits very real..not necessarily technically proficient as to be honest I know very little about portrait photography...I really wanted them to be about the celebration of individual essence. So often people are not happy to accept themselves for what they are...supposed flaws and all and why does society dictate to us through the media an ideal that is often unattainable especially for women..I say embrace that which is different..choose to be happy and in turn that happiness resonates towards others..
For the record I have a long uneven nose with a dent in it,
2 moles on my face,pointy pixie ears,collarbones that at times resemble a sharp coathanger and veiny old hands..
I wouldn't choose to be any other way...nor would I ever choose to change any of those things.

Have a beautiful day xoxoxo

A big thank you to Raymond Barberousse for the spotlight

In the 1/365 Daily Visual Diary photo essay.

31 responses

  • Rocket Cox

    Rocket Cox gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    And eyes that capture.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    So glad you followed through on Conchita Del Mundo's suggestion! lovely

  • Camera Junkie

    Camera Junkie gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    Lovely B&W work... and screw society!

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    Both a lovely portrait and statement. A great nose too....:)

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    : ) funny, the list of 'flaws'. Congratulations on your portraits series!

  • Jean Vaillancourt

    Jean Vaillancourt gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    And a beautiful smile :-) Have a nice day!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (30 Dec 2010):

    You are so beautiful, sweetness...look at your eyes!!!!:)

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    wonderful portrait and statement - you are a beauty and so talented!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    You are beautiful!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    What a pleasure and privilege to make direct eye contact with you.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    A wonderful SP Michele - Happy New Year to you! ;-)

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    Michele, you're as gorgous outside as in. All best wishes to you for 2011, with many hugs.

  • Tricia Louvar

    Tricia Louvar said (30 Dec 2010):

    timeless shot. reminds me of a portrait piece found in vanity fair.

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2010):

    Wonderful capture Lov the pose!

  • Raymond Barberousse

    Raymond Barberousse gave props (31 Dec 2010):

    Wow!.....Flaws?? I only see beauty in every sense! You photograph with amazing feeling and passion I would love to have that talent.

  • Craig Reynolds

    Craig Reynolds gave props (31 Dec 2010):


  • Giorgio Vitale

    Giorgio Vitale said (31 Dec 2010):

    A very exacting series of pictures, wisely built as a progression from body details to full face. I feel and share your tension, your longing to show yourself entirely and your shyness and reserve, which tell you to keep hiding. Everybody would like to do the same, but only a few dare to. These pictures and the accompanying words form a very intimate and generous self portrait. And this final (?) fascinating picture, this revelation of your face, is the prize you hand out to your faithful followers. Please, forgive us for accepting your invitation and watching you so closely.

  • MaYa Sinji Jung 정신지

    MaYa Sinji Jung 정신지 gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    love your bed room... the white woods!!!!!!!! and you!! you!! you!!!!!!! bring me to OZ.....

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    How utterly beautiful.

  • Roy M. Gunnels

    Roy M. Gunnels gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    Besides being a fabulously beautiful woman,the framing of this is brilliant!Superb in monotone!Mattieu

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (3 Jan 2011):

    Yes, beautiful woman, and beautifully composed image!

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco gave props (4 Jan 2011):

    I completely agree!! Beauty is in the diversity of each individual body. Wonderful picture.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    Fantastic light and shadow show.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    wonderful shot!

  • Brian Brooks

    Brian Brooks gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    I think you have the whole portrait thing figured out!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    You are beautiful in every way and should be proud of who you are. Flaws make us more interesting I believe!

  • Fabiola Alvarez

    Fabiola Alvarez gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    Beautiful !

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    YOU are BEAUTIFUL......in every way......

  • Ricardo W

    Ricardo W gave props (12 Jul 2011):

    Wonderful shot

  • Jose Acosta

    Jose Acosta (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    wonderful b&w


    MARCO MEYO   gave props (11 Nov 2011):


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