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Lotus Carroll
Photographer. Poet. Dreamer.
Photographer. Poet. Dreamer.


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I am pleased to introduce you to +Ina Gat, the winner of our “Empty” challenge hosted by The +Art of Self Portraiture and feature of our current artist spotlight.

Ina is a photographer and programmer living in Berlin, Germany. She has been sharing her art online for some time. We are honored that she took the time to answer some questions about her photography and hope you enjoy this interview. Visit to check it out! ❤️✨
Artist Spotlight: Ina Gatzmaga
Artist Spotlight: Ina Gatzmaga

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a n x i e t y | d e p r e s s i o n

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#SelfPortraitSunday This Weekend - August 5th!
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Everyone is invited to share an image - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: "It Bears Repeating"
Interpret our themes however you like, or just ignore them. ;)

Here's a gallery of images to inspire you:

If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday:

We have a Self Portrait Sunday Category in the ASP Community - all posts and entries for #selfportraitsunday go to that category, which can be found here: (If you are not a member of the Community, please request to join so that you can participate - it’s easy to join and we are happy to have you!)

You can post your #SPS image to the Self Portrait Sunday Category whenever it is Sunday where you live, during this weekend’s “event” (August 5, 2018).

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 30th up until the event weekend.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have moderators and members in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions:

If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: 

This week's header was created by "d_pham", available via CC License ( here:


#selfportrait #photography #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #art #creative #share #social #itbearsrepeating

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you might be surprised
at what’s inside of you,
trying to get out.

#selfportraitsunday #artofselfportraiture #surreal
#ibelieveinwords #poetryisnotdead

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Self Portrait Challenge: Alice in Wonderland: Grow or Shrink
Submissions accepted from July 1st - August 31st 2018
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Take yourself "through the looking glass" and create a self portrait image where you either shrink or grow in the manner of Alice in Wonderland. #eatme #drinkme

Submit your entry via
Google+: Post to the “Challenge Submissions” Category
Facebook: Post to the Challenge Event:

Questions? Feel free to ask in comments, make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community, or send a message to us at our Facebook page.

Art of Self Portraiture Community on G+:
Facebook ASP Page:

You may find these links helpful:

Scale in Alice in Wonderland:

Miniature Life Tutorial:

Photoshop Tutorial: Miniature Self Portrait:

Here's a gallery of great self portraits that embody this theme well:

Have fun creating! ♥


Submissions accepted from July 1st - August 31st 2018
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.
The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

At the end of the submission period, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will select a group of 5 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, one overall winner will be selected. The winner will have their work featured on all of our social media channels and be highlighted in a post on our website.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Current ASP Moderators:
+Lotus Carroll
+Mark Rodriguez
+Annie Weibull
+Joanna Koziara
Jason Mayers
+Nynke B
+Paul Bagley
+Ricardo Williams
+Sam Breach
+Stacy Vitallo
+Stefan Riss
+Tom Tran

Header image created by community moderator Stefan Riss.

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If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here:
Google+ Community:
Facebook Group:
You can also find us here:
FB Page:

#selfportrait #photography #art #selfportraiture #artofselfportraiture #create #challenge #grow #shrink #miniature #giant #aliceinwonderland

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human being human

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if your hair doesn't get messed up, you didn't have as much fun as you could have 😉

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Are you a student and a photographer?

Did you know that SmugMug (one of our amazing "mega challenge" sponsors) offers a student discount? That's right - if you're a student, you're eligible for 50% off your first year on all plans. 🤘🏻🎉

Learn more & apply: 📝📚📸❤️

#sponsor #artofselfportraiture #student #savings #discount #photographer #storage #prints #memorykeepers #storytellers

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do not deny yourself
simple joys
just because you are
no longer a child -
adults who forget
how to play have lost
half of what it means
to be alive at all.
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