December Self Portrait

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So last year I decided to take a self portrait and compare it with a portrait taken by a kid taken a year earlier. I am going to do the same thing this year. I don’t know why. It just kind of seems like a cool thing to do. I am kind of fascinated by the idea of passing time and how it is represented in portraiture.

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Bless my heart. Bless my soul. Didn’t think I’d make it to 44 years old.

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Today is my birthday. Here is my semi-annual self portrait with my NEW glasses.

me in a year

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Me in one year

Me in one year

For some inexplicable reason I thought it would be interesting to do a side-by-side comparison from a portrait taken one year ago with one taken today. A year ago I brought my camera to my after school Vista program and let the kids play  around with it. One of the kids, Angel, is a natural and he took this portrait of me which I think is rather good!

In December of last year I just had my haircut really short for the last time. Around the first of december I decided to grow it out long. Since then, I have only had a few haircuts and it is now  shoulder length. Also, sometime around last summer I started using henna which has turned it red and made it considerably darker.

Oh, and I’ve aged. That’s the depressing thing about doing these sorts of self portrait projects. The whole aging thing. But the good news is that I learned to use the “Skin Softening” brush in Lightroom. so there’s that.