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The Athena Complex/Self Portrait with Wooden Beads by EchoNorth

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Took another whack at the SP project today, since the light was looking good in this corner of our house. Tried this one with my favourite ‘hippie beads’ as the Boy likes to call ‘em. Got some ideas after a brief meditation on the ’athena’ complex- according to myth, Athena, the greek goddess of wisdom was born after Zeuss, suffering a terrible headache, cut open his own skull with an axe and out she sprang- fully formed, an intellectual fulfillment. With all that in mind, music for the ‘shoot’ today was Joanna Newsom (seems like its always Joanna these days….)

“I wasn’t born from a whistle
or milked from a thistle at twilight
No, I was all horns and thorns
sprung out fully formed
knock-kneed and upright!”

Canon 50D
Canon 50mm f/2.8 aka ‘Nifty Fifty’


  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyover 4 years ago

    You are totally stunning…WOW!!!

    A total beauty of the North!!!

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    beauutiful! super lighting

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 4 years ago

    WOW…you are gorgeous and the shot is beautiful.

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Oh Janene this is gorgeous! The light, your expression…..AND the hippie beads :D You are such a pure and classic beauty. I love the thought you put into this. Very well done me lady :)

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 4 years ago

    amazingly beautiful

  • LeeMartinImages
    LeeMartinImagesover 4 years ago

    The light is on the lines of being almost perfect, the composition is superb and the expression, for a self portrait, is just divine…..very well done.

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    This is really gorgeous!

  • David  Howarth
    David Howarthover 4 years ago

    Rather different to my SP’s. This is lovely, well done.

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 4 years ago

    beautiful soft natural portrait, wonderful choice of complimentary colours and excellent pose / expression for an SP!

  • jovica
    jovicaover 4 years ago

    Great portret :)

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