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Kelly Richards
everything around us is someones art~i like to capture that with my photography
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How would you 'Frame' your self portrait??

This month's Self Portrait theme if Framed. See details in original post.
February Self Portrait Challenge: Framed

What this means is that, in whatever way you like, use a frame creatively in your self portrait. Check out the gallery linked below for some inspiration.
Extended rules below.

Just post your entry to the “Challenge Submissions” Category in the Art of Self Portraiture Community (can be found here: If you’re not a member, you just have to join the Community to post, which is easy and we are happy to have you!
Art of Self Portraiture Community:

At least 10 submissions from eligible participants must be received in order for judging to commence and prizes to be awarded.

If you’d rather/additionally like to enter on Facebook, you can find the event posted on our page here:
February FB Event: TBA

Tips & Inspiration

Here's a flickr gallery with some inspirational "framed" self portraits:

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything. 

Thanks to community moderator +Stefan Riss for letting us use his image!


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There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in February 2017 (composite elements can be taken at other times, but self portrait element must be current)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Employees of sponsors are encouraged to participate, but cannot win.
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Follow Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant

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#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge #frame #framed
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multiple exposure

Ocean Beach - San Diego, CA

One from the double exposure project with +Lauri Novak . I was second to shoot and I chose to shoot in San Diego, CA. This was the last frame. At the time I was either not paying attention to the fact that this was the last frame or I was too excited and didn't want the roll to end. There are atleast 3 exposures here.
Included in my album San Diego on film.

#film #filmphotography #doubleexposure #sandiegoonfilm #sandiegoca #whatsonthestreet #twophotogs #oceanbeach #pkkb #hodads #cow #recordsstore #cdslpstapes #howweusetobuymusic #streetphotography #street
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a big big love
Gigantic ~ Pixies

Hey Paul, Hey Paul, Hey Paul, let's have a ball
Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
A big big love

#film #filmphotography #whatsonthestreet #street #northpark #sandiego #mural #streetart #twophotogs #pkb
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i stand over here alone. but he still supports me

North Park - San Diego, Ca
#film #filmphotography #photography #succulents #SanDiego
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San Diego on film
North Park - San Diego, Ca

My recent trip to San Diego I only brought my Pentax. I really enjoyed it. I'm gonna do it again. I also did a little double exposure with a photog friend Lauri Novak. I will share few of my faves on film from that trip.

#photography #film #filmphotography
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funny, i took this exactly 2 years ago tomorrow, on the night before a trip to San Diego.... Tonight is that same kinda night... I leave tomorrow on a jet plane... to San Diego. :purple_heart:

#selfportrait #self #photography
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underneath and caged

"Heau" Artist Sean Yoro (AKA Hula) was inspired by "being confined to boxes."
I felt that looking at his piece. One, it's underneath a bridge and in between these two columns. Then behind metal barriers. She is a beautiful among the algae waters.

West Palm Beach, FL. 2016

#muralart #seanyoro #thehula #hula #mural #heau #photography
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Added photos to May Self Portrait Challenge: Being Vivian Maier.
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