Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Gallery: Self-Portrait

I've just discovered The Gallery via this blog.  There's a new theme every Wednesday and this week's theme is self-portrait. 

Like many people, I don't like looking at photos of myself or having my picture taken and I especially shy away from posting photos of myself on my blog.  As if I'm afraid that people will know who I really am or see my face and immediately identify me as some sort of imposter.  If you're a regular reader you'll know that I rarely feature in any of the photos posted here.  But, I was inspired by the idea of taking self-portraits so our children can look back and see who we were.  When I look at photos from my childhood, I'm always sad that there are so few of my parents in comparison to the ones of my brother and I, and especially of my father, who was always behind the camera.

So, this is for you Jake.  Here's the face you know so well, just as I am, today.  No pretty-fying and not even with my hair brushed.  Is this how you'll remember me when you're older?








4 comments:

Lesley said...

I love seeing pictures of my parents at whatever age I'm currently at and trying to imagine talking to them, and what they'd have to say. What a great idea to take self portraits for Jake, I'm sure he'll really appreciate it one day.

affectioknit said...

cute!

tree shadow moon said...

Ooooh, you're so adorable! I love these photos, especially the last one - which is so YOU! I miss you now from seeing them! Wish you didn't live so far away! Wish we could go drawing to the British Museum this weekend, and have a drink and cake in the Blue Room...

xxxxxxx

Mirka said...

Nice to see you ;)