Self portrait 2009, overly edited.
I have used this as my profile image on a couple of my accounts since I first took this shot and have received a wide range of interpretation on it. Some have said I seem to have a bit of a deep concern. I’ve been told that it’s an excellent pictorial of myself in terms of the fact that I do hide a lot of me and who I am so having only half of who I am shown makes an excellent statement true to my personality. It goes on and on depending on how well people who have commented know me. Strangers interpretations are my favorite though as they see more in it than the people who know me do.
I do think though that it shows me really well in terms of personality. I do hide half (if not more of myself) behind a facade of always being ok, everything is going right, etc no matter how bad things really are going or how bad I feel inside. I concern myself with making others happy before making myself happy and always doing everything I can to help my friends & family before helping myself, so the “front” of nothing being “wrong” so to say in my life has become me. This in way, I think shows what is inside screaming to get out.
Honestly I am not sure how I did this other than I opened it in Photoshop 7, played with some filters & the curves, desaturated it, made some more tweaks and this is what happened.