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Self Portrait by Ginny Schmidt
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Yes, it’s me in halloween makeup, but frankly it is very reflective of my self image…defiantly depressed.

I wrote the above when I first posted this image. It has been some years now, and I have matured a bit (FINally, going on 69) since then and am no longer quite so depressed. Therapy and a little prozac go along way. Ennyhoo, I believe that the photo is still a great self portrait, with very little post processing, as the hair and makeup were done in black and white, with just a little purple eye shadow.

The emotion that is conveyed here, I feel, is an enduring sadness … even though we work through it and carry on, it is always part behind the surface, behind the face we put on to go about day to day.

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Comments

  • Angela Stewart
    Angela Stewartover 7 years ago

    Stunning portrait! I love the treatment you’ve used, and the tight crop…great work!

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 7 years ago

    LOVE this, contrast, texture, everything:)

  • Rois Bheinn Art and Design
    Rois Bheinn Ar...over 7 years ago

    Terrific work, Ginny! I love it!

  • Gregoryno6
    Gregoryno6about 7 years ago

    Ginny,
    Your brilliant neck entices, more than richest sunset. You are the gentle breeze in my sails.

  • JacquelineGwynne
    JacquelineGwynneabout 7 years ago

    Cool, I like this a lot!

  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful !!!

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    i love this face. it’s unforgetable. Ginny!

  • Thanks very much … I’m rather attached to it myself.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • SweetLemon
    SweetLemonabout 3 years ago

    Was amazing to read the story behind a wonderful picture Ginny – thanks for sharing :)

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