Luminescent - Self Portrait  by Jaeda DeWalt

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This image represents the luminous allure of grace. For me grace is the ability to let darkness and light co-exist as illumination. Artistically speaking, it is the ability to wear the pain and shoulder that tension in a way that makes it visually compelling.

If you look closely you can see the reflection of my dinky little camera/video on the tripod, reflecting in the background and a shadow of my hand on the left. The background was composed of easter grass, a shimmery silver-threaded scarf and glass stones. I was underneath a tinted glass coffee table. I used a digital camera with a remote-controlled shutter release.

This image is featured in Jaeda’s video, B/W Emotions, an intimate glimpse into Jaeda’s private universe.


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I’m a self-taught photographic artist. My art explores my
internal landscapes, wherein, i explore; survivor issues, spirituality and sexuality. Much of my work is comprised of self-portraits. My intent with my creations is to be one of the connecting threads in the universal fabric we share.


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  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 2 years ago

    we have so much to talk about…you really believe much of this is due to your ptsd?
    you’re so beautiful in black and white, as well as colour ♥ i can NOT wait to embark upon a novel of a letter for you…we are so connected.

  • I believe the hyperactive nerve-endings, cause me pain in many strange ways. When you are running on adrenaline so much, always perched in that fight-or-flight response, it causes wear and tear on your body over the years. We aren’t meant to be in that mode except on rare occasion. I lived so much of my childhood in fear, trying to protect myself. I think it hardwired my CNS to be hyper-alert, hyper-sensitive, so i guess i mean in that sense, the PTSD has a lot to do with my other conditions. Some of the other stuff is probably hereditary in part and also from being on synthetic medications for too many years. We do have so much to talk about my sister in heART. I adore you! XOXO

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 2 years ago

    beautiful & heartfelt SP, you have eyes that look into the soul!

  • Eyes that look into the soul, i love that, thank you :)

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • ambient-1
    ambient-1over 2 years ago

    Your beauty and artistry always moves me. I feel as though I get a real sense of the person that you are through your many faces and ways of expression. This is gorgeous. You are.

  • Bless your heart, that is so incredibly sweet, thank you :). Makes me happy to know the sense of the person i am comes through in my art, as i wish to connect my life to others, with others.

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    Luminous indeed. Moving, gorgeous sensitive portrait. Lovely lovely self portrait Jaeda. Your eyes are so engaging and speak so much.

  • ♥ ♥ ♥ Anthea ♥ ♥ ♥ you experience art so deep in your heart. Your comments always move me, i treasure them, thank you so much :). XOXO

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • Bruce Billing
    Bruce Billingover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thank you, Bruce :).

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • ranjay
    ranjayover 2 years ago

    gorgeous lady…………………….lol…

  • Thanks for the fave, Ranjay :).

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 2 years ago

    Of course I recognized Jaeda immediately !! Inspite all your pain and illness you still have that beautiful body and the ability to enjoy photography between all the misery…. Cling to it and be creative as ever !

  • Thank you, Michel :). You are right, my desire to create and the creative process itself, often get me up and over life’s hurdles. Creativity is a healing medium.

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • yampy
    yampyover 2 years ago

    Superb capture

    Really sorry to here you are not well :(

  • Thank you, i know better days are ahead

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • pasquale58
    pasquale58over 2 years ago

    I like the expressiveness of your eyes :)

  • Thank you, Pasquale :).

    – Jaeda DeWalt

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 2 years ago

    Been there .. took eight years .. am I fixed .. don’t know.. You hang on in there , and talk about it !! xxx

  • Sorry you have been there, sometimes its like walking a tightrope but creative passion can go a long way in making the darker days survivable. Thank you for your compassion :).

    – Jaeda DeWalt

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