365 Photos – 45/52

It’s cold out, which means I’ve been staying inside. And since it’s almost a full year (!) that means I’ve already taken all of my inside pictures in the apartment. Such challenges.

On a more serious note, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to turn the camera on yourself and self-portraits/selfies/etc. I follow a fair amount of fashion bloggers, particularly those who focus on body positivity and diversity and I seeing all different types of people in my feed makes me feel good. 

I think there’s a lot of power in self-portraits since the expectation is for us to consume, rather than generate, our own representations of self. Even so, there’s often a limited amount of ways we choose to showcase ourselves in art on social media. The last two pictures this week are, technically, self-portraits, but in a partial way. I like the results and I think those small pieces stitched together build other ways of sharing day-to-day lives.

I thought about doing a self-portrait as a “one a day” project next year, but I think that’s a tad too much for me. Right now, I’m leaning towards a drawing a day instead. We’ll see. All art is a type of self-portraiture anyway 🙂

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