Tuesday 31 January 2012

In The Picture

You may have seen the button in my sidebar: I am taking part in Urban Muser's In The Picture project. The aim of this year-long photo challenge is to take a regular portrait of yourself. When faced with the option of doing this every day, every week, or every month, monthly seemed like something that was achievable. So, by the end of the year I should have 12 snapshots of myself. The problem is, I do not really like my picture taken...

I do not quite know who I am looking at when I see a photo of myself. For at the moment, I do no longer feel at home in a body that has gotten too heavy for me and seems to be hiding the person that is inside behind thick walls. By taking a long, thorough look at this sturdy frame of mine, I am hoping to find a way to take down and rebuild the house that holds my soul. 

The prompt for the first self portrait was 'A Piece Of Me'. An essential piece of me for the duration of this challenge will be my camera. Another thing that I can hide behind. But also a device that helps me see. My first shot is a bit unsharp. A true reflection of the learning process that I am still going through with the camera - and with myself.


© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. Annika, I love the words you wrote here, and the photo is great! Thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

  2. I wish you all the best with your photo challenge and that you emerge form behind the camera. Saying that I would be firmly hidden aswel, I hate having my photo taken, I always look goofy or my eyes close.

  3. I'm really looking forward to seeing the portraits you take, and like Vicky said, hope we get to see a bit more of you in future...


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