I live in one of the top ten largest cities in the country, yet I only have to travel a few short miles and it feels like I am in the middle of nowhere. This came in quite handy, as March's self-portrait was taken with me standing in the middle of an intersection. I wanted to find a time where there would be as little traffic as possible to take this photo, so I got up at 5:45 AM on a Sunday morning to do it, which either makes me dedicated or nuts!
Remember back in January, when I talked about the rough road I have been on? And how I'd finally realized that the time had come to make some major life changes? Well, it took a while to set the wheels in motion, but the time has finally come for those changes to happen. I couldn't be more ready to embrace the new things that life has in store for me and start traveling down a new path. So, here I am standing at the crossroads of my life, with my arms up in victory for everything I have struggled through and in excitement for where I am headed.
I started taking my self-portraits because I felt like it was something that I should do. I thought it would be good for me, and that I could learn a lot from it. You know - one of those tough love kinda things, where I was going to force myself to do something I really didn't want to do for my own good. However, as the months go by I find myself enjoying taking them more and more. If you are a photographer, I would encourage you to consider doing a self-portrait project for yourself! I think you might be surprised at how much you can learn and grow from it.
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Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer serving Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. Visit Michele's website at michelewhitacrephotography.com. Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.