Saturday, April 21, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 21 | Faceless Self-Portrait

I had a few ideas for today's challenge.  I even made a prop for one of the ideas, something that would have been entertaining and very tongue and cheek.  I took a few shots with that prop, but for some reason the photos just didn't feel like "it."  Then I tried something different... and the shot was there.

I love this one.
Yes, it isn't full focused.  It is grainy.  There are imperfections.

It is me.

I battle depression.  Sometimes it gets the best of me and I can barely find my way out.  Sometimes I don't want to find the way out.  I feel raw, hidden away, faceless.  This photo I decided to go with today... it is the faceless me in more than one way.

There are three main things that manage to pull me out of my facelessness.  My husband and sons.  My writing.  And my photography.  They define who I am.  They fill the emptiness and remind me that I have these blessings in my life.  They remind me that I am someone.  Someone worth something.

I know I am not the only one out there who ever feels faceless.
Remember: You are someone.  You have a face, a beautiful face.  And the shadows always pass.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Jenni. This is both beautiful and sad at the same time. It's very artistic, I love it! I love you, girl....I'm sad you have this problem. I only hope I can help when you want/need it. *Hugs*