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Self portrait.
Starting to feel quite unfussed by the whole self portrait business. It hasn’t killed me yet….I haven’t panicked or regretted yet……..I have even been having fun! Who would ever have thought?

Now…just have to manage the stage for Pingelly’s Got Talent on Saturday without laughing or worse….crying.

Fujifilm finepix S1500, auto. Lamp light.

I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • lucin
    lucinabout 2 years ago

    It is something to take oneself, huh? Photos so a product of us and then to see US. You follow me? Anyway….splendid. And break a leg.

  • aaw thank you! fingers crossed it doesn’t go pear shaped on stage….I’ll let you know! I never realised what a fine undertaking the self portrait process can be. I am so glad that I have ventured here.

    – LouJay

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 2 years ago

    I’m so impressed by your journey! By the way you look great.

  • aaw thank you lovely Betty! This is the new me coming out from under some rock…. :))

    – LouJay

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 2 years ago

    Is ‘sussed’ like ‘chuffed?’
    Let your light shine… [oops, said that before]
    You look so open and glowing : someone we would all like to meet and now are getting to know you better.

  • sussed- as in aware of, knowing the secret, Sussing someone means you have picked up on what they’re about, what they’re up to, what makes them tick.. have sussed how to do something means I have figured out how to do it. Here, I have sussed self portraits, but there is more, because I actually liked the slightly calculating look in my own eyes, and I have maybe sussed what you the viewer is about too. Like a challenge? Not just me being viewed, but me viewing too, all from a place in the heart though. A challenge to be honest. does that make sense or have. I lost my marbles?! :))

    – LouJay

  • Adam Bogusz
    Adam Boguszabout 2 years ago

    self portraits are easy when you are beautiful! :)
    lovely natural capture

  • aah, you are lovely! But actually, this particular self portrait is like a culmination – finding the beauty I had no idea was actually there. In fact, I don’t think it was. Its new. :))

    – LouJay

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 2 years ago

    lovely portrait …natural

  • thank you :))

    – LouJay

  • Jan Timmons
    Jan Timmonsabout 2 years ago

    Loui’s right, Lou. This looks natural and relaxed—and lovely! Who would’ve thought?!

  • Aye, who would have! One good thing in a quagmire…!

    – LouJay

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    Love the light in this one Lou really shows your eye colour. In my head i thought you had blue/green eyes. But they are warm chocolate brown.
    Well done on the S/P challenge it does become quiet fun after a while. Good luck with the stage performance.

  • Thank you dear Karen, tomorrow is the big night. Fingers crossed I don’t just get up there and start laughing….or crying…!

    – LouJay

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations! Great SP, LouJay
    View your feature here and join me in celebrating Feminine Intent
    March 2013

  • thank you so much Tori! What a great honour and surprise.

    – LouJay

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