Paint the Silence by Selkie


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Selfportrait, Honolulu 2004

As i’m working on a couple new projects (i just got a video-camera…*gleeful giggles) I’m going to be uploading several of my very first self-portraits. This one was taken the day i got my back-brace, a week post-spinal injury, my cane in tow, most likely flying on vicodin…

Hope you enjoy.


  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joeover 5 years ago

    wonderful shot…very expressive and really captures your mood…remember Selk—you are the stars, my love!

  • Thanks, G-man :)

    – Selkie

  • craig jarman
    craig jarmanover 5 years ago

    love this shot. very emotive.

  • Thank you, Craig.

    – Selkie

  • Elizaday
    Elizadayover 5 years ago

    You just got a video camera? Oh good god…. xx

  • Heh. Fear Me :)

    – Selkie

  • kimangeline
    kimangelineover 5 years ago

    amazing…selkie you are beautiful!

  • thank you, kim! xo

    – Selkie

  • OliPhotography
    OliPhotographyover 5 years ago

    love this shot, very nice facial expression. so true

  • Thank you, Oli :)

    – Selkie

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 5 years ago

    i love the honestly of this shot, and the way you have magically joined pain and beauty into a touching self portrait. Gr8 PP too :)

  • Thank you so much, Tania, for the lovely words :)

    – Selkie

  • hotbeetees
    hotbeeteesover 5 years ago

    Ooomph! This has an emotional kick that’s winding. Also, it works on a metaphorical level – the room is suggestive of a jail cell. A young prisoner just interred in a prison of pain and debility contemplates her new reality. Heartwrenching.

  • God, that place looked like a room in a mental-ward :). Cinderblock apartments are all over the place in Honolulu.
    Your comment is spot on as always, Hots. Thank you.

    – Selkie

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 5 years ago

    Great concept and result……………..excellent treatment

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Selkie

  • Canadia-Eskimo
    Canadia-Eskimoover 5 years ago

    Great shot, love that grunge look as always! :)

  • Thanks, Ms. Eskimo! xo

    – Selkie

  • Luckyvegetable
    Luckyvegetableover 5 years ago

    such fragility, strength and grace
    lovely work

  • Thank you so much, Veggie :)

    – Selkie

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