dichotomy of being! and yes--it does have an old varnished feel to it. wonderful indeed. Its been so long i've had the camera on myself... I really respect your courage... I had some similar to this--but with my self-persona--(half clown--always! ) but--I scrutinize every flaw-- and mind ya--i've grown a chin since last i've taken any photos!... but isn't that part of life--of self... I LOVE your expressions here.,,your camera captured the transitional moment of a pensive thought and nothing is more beautiful then such---there is hope--sadness and longing and a young childs aspirations in those eyes....brilliant .... I know we've spoken of this before--and still I linger in inertia...refusing to enter the realm of photography for therapy--as i have done---for fear --that there is only a still being ...though--of late--i have pined to get the remote out and tripod---to work out some stuff--but--so lazy..........................................
yes and yes. and well, your fears are mine, - and your chin too - therapy.. and a search into the past, where is the woman i was. a peek into what will be too. a frightened peek. every session is followed by painful discoveries. by good surprises too. i could say this, i could do that, i could hide (how sad) my flaws, more hiding the physical and showing the moral ones. some naive side -still!?, how weird- again hope, is it good, is it bad?
an idea, do that first session for non-posting purpose. strictly for the self. it may help, if you promise yourself not to be too severe. please.
couldn't agree more on the classical portrait style being very prominent with an interesting twist to it. Most of those portraits have dead/empty people in them, seems this portrait refuses to be depicted that way and wants to rebel that
two things i like about this especially: two different expressions and emotions make it interesting, the facial expression of curiosity on the left is wonderful, especially seeing it on your face. a good way to look ahead