I've been thinking about starting a new self photo project, just using my iPhone. I've always been fascinated with portraits and while I like taking them of others I also like to take them of my self too. I don't know what it is about doing so… I don't think it's purely for the attention, but it's somehow very vulnerable and frightens me quite a bit to do (and that's part of the reason for doing it, because it's a scary thing). I don't think I'm necessarily photogenic but I do think I'm beautiful. I think if you have the confidence in yourself and you want to share your image, you should do it. Anyone who judges you is silly - why not share and be vulnerable and lovely, if you have the courage to?
I got a new (vintage) sweater yesterday. I'm doing more writing but keeping it in my notebook. I'll share more on my tumblr at some point. For now I'm excited to have a bit more time to myself away from work, I want to start teaching myself French again, reading, writing, taking pictures… living life.
I'm not wearing any makeup in these pictures, and they are after a pretty active day. I guess the last shot is kind of the classic selfie, but I like it. I like that I have both a symmetrical and a-symmetrical face. I like my eyes. I like that I've learned to like myself after a long, long period of self-hate in my teens and early 20s.