My Disease by Birgitta   †

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For Jen

think I’m beautiful
you think
you’ve seen the real me
but would you run
would you come undone
if I showed you
my disease

Specs: 50 MM/manual focus/manual exposure/natural lighting/self portrait
ISO 1600 for added grain/Taken: 5.1.13


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  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoover 1 year ago

    amazing work :)

  • Aww…you’re just saying that.
    Thanks for saying that…heheh…

    – Birgitta †

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    I like to think not my friend. Everyone has imperfections. Moving work Brigitta. Interesting concept

  • Thanks, D. :)
    (And yes, it’s the imperfections that I’m attracted to in people.)

    – Birgitta †

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work my friend!!!!

  • Why thank you, Mrs. C.
    Hope you’ve been well. :)

    – Birgitta †

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    Dare I say highly erotic?
    Beautiful artwork Birgitta :o) xx

  • Dare you?

    Ta, darl. :)

    – Birgitta †

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    :o) xx

  • rav1221
    rav1221over 1 year ago

    Nice work.

  • Thanks, Ravi.

    – Birgitta †

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 1 year ago

    If everything was clear, what would the fun and challenge in that be?…I do so enjoy the ambiguity you’ve generated by the title. A provocative and beautiful image. I’ve missed you X

  • I’m not sure I’d be happy if everything were clear. Opposition, sorrow, and pain have long become friends- not only friends- but what drives me forward and are my strongest creative team. I have a feeling you know exactly what I mean. ;)

    – Birgitta †

  • banrai
    banraiover 1 year ago

    great image

  • Thanks, B. xo

    – Birgitta †

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 1 year ago

    Sitting in his armchair you can feel his disease ….
    I`m actually sitting here amazed cause as soon as I his this page I realized the radio in the studio kitchen was playing `Come together’. How freakin’ weird is THAT !?!
    Anyways, I don`t know about your disease but what I can say is that the emotion you`ve put into this is pure viral contagion. It`s not like I`m trying to figure out your pose or what you`re doing with your necklace. I`m just letting this image into my bloodstream and it`s creating some chemical process that`s taking control over my emotions and making me feel fuzzy. Kind of like getting a germ from someone you really dig and even though you`ve got a fever it kinda makes you feel cool…
    I actually think it`s amazing that this unusual portrait does that to me.

    And thanks for the link to Jen. Her work is sublime :-)
    And hope your disease is as good as it looks from here.
    Thanx for the bug :-)

  • Yeah, Jen is gorgeous. (She’s a ballerina too with a fierce measure of discipline. I admire the heck out of her for that.) Your legs are still better than hers but I won’t tell her that. If she saw your legs- she’d probably agree. Haa….I get the feeling I’m going to be in trouble somehow. ;)

    The whole disease thing- you know- it’s funny because we all hide our flaws, especially character flaws from others. We try to show them our “good sides” and I do the same thing, mostly, but I do like to break down walls and show the deeper layers within me. Some people embrace seeing the grit and the grime and even applaud it- others want to slap a pretty bow on you and pretend those ugly things don’t exist- but they do- in all of us. My disease is any and every part of me that people might be too afraid to see- including me. Damn these psychology classes!

    Love you, BB.:)

    And yes, that is weird timing! (feel his disease)

    – Birgitta †

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 1 year ago

    like this, very nice work Birgitta

  • Thanks, Ant. :)

    – Birgitta †

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