397 Photos - Sep 1, 2012
Photo: Dance With Some Light TodayPhoto: The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
~George Bernard Shaw

#scanography   #selfportraiturePhoto: The Sun Will Always Lead Me Back HomePhoto: Open To Every Piece Of The What May BePhoto: May Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler

Get your entry in before the 1st of June and you have a chance to win one of 3 great prizes from +Think Tank Photo. Share your wandering soul with us!

For details and to enter: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #travel   #wanderPhoto: Always Wear My Best Smile For Ya, Baby

#selfportrait   #motionPhoto: Shuts Herself Up Before She Comes UndonePhoto: Little Bit Bubbly, Little Bit Rock 'n RollPhoto: Drawn to the Light

It was a #SelfySunday  weekend! This was my submission.
Head over and see what everyone created: https://goo.gl/VL6mjE

If you'd like to participate in future events (every 2 weeks, sometimes with a theme, sometimes without) let me know and I'll make sure you're in the invitation circle.

Also, don't forget about our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler"
You can see details and enter your image for a chance to win here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

To join The Art of Self Portraiture Community, request membership here: http://goo.gl/ZIrbTY

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #selfiesunday   #photographyPhoto: April Showers

It was a #SelfySunday weekend! This was my submission.
Head over and see what everyone created: http://goo.gl/ODah19

Also, don't forget about our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet"
You can see details and enter your image for a chance to win here: http://goo.gl/JzAcnu

To join The Art of Self Portraiture Community, request membership here: http://goo.gl/ZIrbTY

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography   #wet   #selfysundayPhoto: You May Only See The Rain, But Inside There's A HurricanePhoto: There's A Dreamer In Every Bunch ツ

Today is the last day to submit your entry to the "Multiplicity" Self Portrait Challenge - don't forget!
For details and to enter: http://goo.gl/mtHP9s

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #multiplicity   #challengePhoto: When You Share Your Light, Expecting Nothing In Return, That Is LovePhoto: What She Had Given Was Not EnoughPhoto: Layers of Recrimination
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#selfportraiture   #selfportrait 
Challenge: Halloween
details http://goo.gl/ytdGbPhoto: Monsters are real... They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
~Stephen KingPhoto: One Mess She Won't Be Nagging Me AboutPhoto: Cheers! :-)

#selfie #winePhoto: Wednesday, After Dinner, Backyard Chillin' #Selfie :-)Photo: The Harmony of Her Heart May Change, But The Music Never Ends

#silhouette   #selfportrait   #sunset   #goldenPhoto: The Longing of ShadowsPhoto: Photo: I'm No Dummy

Wait for it. ;-)

I had this kind of fun concept of being one of the foam heads I use to hold wigs and other photo props for the past weekend's #SelfySunday . So I set it up, captured what I needed, and then worked on it in Lightroom and Photoshop so I could blend my face onto one of the foam heads. The whole process was fun and I was very happy with the way it turned out! The stand-alone image can be viewed in the Event here: http://goo.gl/OXzyLO 

While I was shooting, I decided to do a few extra poses so that I could create a kind of fun gif in Photoshop, as well. That's what you see here. What do you think? It makes me laugh. :)

#selfportrait   #motion   #gif   #creepy   #wigfetishPhoto: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Stronger

#selfportrait   #redPhoto: #WordlessonWednesdayPhoto: Separation Can Be PainfulPhoto: 49 / 52

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

#52Selfs   #52Project   #SelfPortrait   #QuotePhoto: To Spite Her FacePhoto: Emotional Arsonist

true fires of the heart burn
long after last tending
and only completely die out
when the pulse fails

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #poetryPhoto: Photo: Photo: 47 / 52

The best things in life are silly.
~Scott AdamsPhoto: Photo: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Again And Again, I Fall For You

#autumnalequinox  :)Photo: 44 / 52: Hay Más Tiempo Que VidaPhoto: Never Say NeverPhoto: I Am The Monster Hiding Under Your BedPhoto: For Love of Country

#selfportrait   #redwhiteandblue   #independencedayPhoto: doll parts and broken hearts
hair and eyes and plastic skin
a fractured pulse of life within
put me back together again
or let me fall apart in your arms.
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#selfportrait   #poetry  Photo: 41/52: Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
~Helen KellerPhoto: Can't Touch My Nose With It, ThoughPhoto: Pesky PapercutPhoto: You Look Like DessertPhoto: Liquid Diets Are All The Rage!Photo: 40 / 52: If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
~Zora Neale HurstonPhoto: All That's Left Undone

eyes that are gray
can't see behind the stains
of blurring stars
and bleeding sun

i wish I could stay
or silence the rain
the solid bars
of all that's left undone

The White Birch ~ Breathe
Full Lyrics: http://goo.gl/OIdt7r

For #LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara RomasantaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Sometimes Darkness Masquerades as LightPhoto: Burned Alive
#selfportraiture   #selfportraitPhoto: Sometimes The Hurts You Hold Onto Feel Like The Only Thing You Have LeftPhoto: The VisitorPhoto: Time To Close This Door And Open OthersPhoto: The Terrain As It LiesPhoto: Photo: Made A Mess Of Everything I've Ever Touched

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #redPhoto: 37 / 52

I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.
~Sylvia PlathPhoto: Please Don't Tell Them I've Escaped

....and I promise I won't eat you like all the rest.

A little #scanography  for all the freaks out there on #FridayThe13th !Photo: 35 / 52

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared. ~Lois Lowry

I had to take a second one of these later. Unfortunately, the shot I set up and took during the actual week for this got deleted because my brain is flawed. ;) Oh well!Photo: Star CrossedPhoto: Found Herself Bathed In Red And Longing For Mischief

Perfect for +Shelly Kay's Birthday. xoPhoto: The Right Kind Of Wrong, Every TimePhoto: Typical Saturday NightPhoto: I've Been Thinking About The Way You Taste AgainPhoto: It Feels Dangerous And Dark Inside This Head And In This HeartPhoto: #wordlessonwednesdayPhoto: Fool Me Twice, Shame On MePhoto: Curtain CallPhoto: Her Blue PeriodPhoto: 33/52: Music is the strongest form of magic. ~Marilyn MansonPhoto: Photo: the sway of the heart is simultaneously delicate and dangerousPhoto: Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic - Submissions Due By The End of Tomorrow!

Don't forget to create and submit your self portrait for this month's challenge: "Cinematic" here: http://goo.gl/R6BksF
Read the Event Description at that link for pointers, prizes, and other details.

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challengePhoto: 32 / 52: The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.
~Poppy Z. BritePhoto: How Does It Feel, He Whispered, To Be On Your Own?Photo: The Ill Fated WaitPhoto: Light As A Feather, Stiff As A BoardPhoto: Grief changes shape, but it never ends.
~Keanu ReevesPhoto: WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Photo: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Holding Every Other BreathPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Her Heart Writes Lyrics Her Lips Can't SingPhoto: Come Closer - I Want To Know If You Taste Just The Way You SmellPhoto: The Darkness HungersPhoto: And? What Do You Do At Night When YOU'RE Bored?Photo: For Every Creature, There Comes A Time

this is yours...Photo: Harsher Winters Live Inside Her HeartPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: The Patient Sighs Of The Sea Siphoned Her Away

I tried my best to stand still for this #longexposurephotography  shot (193 seconds, to be exact) as the tide came in and went out again and again, pulling the sand right out from under my feet. I love the way the light shines right through my body in places. That glow on the water comes from the lights on the topside of the pier. Click to lightbox if you have a minute - the impact is greater at the larger size. Long exposure is pretty awesome. :)Photo: 30 / 52Photo: Few Of Us Know True FearPhoto: it gets dark and thoughts press in and hold on, unwilling to fade to black, much like your face in my mindPhoto: 29 / 52: Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.
~Candace BushnellPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdaysPhoto: Let the Light InPhoto: 28 / 52: Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ~Carrie FisherPhoto: A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
~Nikos KazantzakisPhoto: I Only Wake Up When I Stop ScreamingPhoto: The Wind Up DollPhoto: CarouselPhoto: 25 / 52: So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, and wait, and tend our agonizing seeds. ~Countee CullenPhoto: Photo: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Photo: 24 / 52: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
~Helen KellerPhoto: We All Just Want To Be Cared For, Not UsedPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: She Keeps Coming Back For MorePhoto: Sorrow & Solitude

April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet"
You can see details and enter your image for a chance to win here: http://goo.gl/JzAcnu

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these are the precious things
and the only words
that are worth remembering

Townes van Zandt - Nothin'
https://youtu.be/3xXvZ3f7Z1APhoto: Photo: Photo: Kind Of Hoping You'll Drop In On MePhoto: Photo: September Challenge: Black & White

prizes from +Think Tank Photo, +SmugMug, +Capturing Couture, & +BorrowLenses.com 
details & enter: https://goo.gl/O08okA 

#photography   #monochrome   #selfportraitPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: September Challenge: Black & White
Details & ENTER: https://goo.gl/O08okAPhoto: Forgot All The Things She'd Become Inside His DreamsPhoto: Die Gestalt der Dame

#imageoverlay   #composite   #selfportrait 
View all my G+ Albums here: http://goo.gl/BPqeiOPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Happy Birthday, +Alexis Coram!

I'm so glad to have gotten to spend so much time getting to know Alexis this past year. She has made me laugh so much, listened to me complain, and inspired me with her adventurous attitude and beautiful photography. She is a cherished person who makes my world a better place... and, well, since I know she likes legs...

#LegsForAlexis 

I hope today is wonderful for you, Ally. XOsPhoto: 22 / 52Photo: #wordlessonwednesdayPhoto: 21 / 52Photo: Quite Adept At Dancing AlonePhoto: I Love It When We're Alone TogetherPhoto: 20 / 52

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
~Christopher Morley

#52selfs   #52Project   #52Weeks   #SelfPortraitPhoto: Rock You Like A HurricanePhoto: 18 / 52

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.
~James Russell Lowell

#52Selfs #52Project #52Weeks #SelfPortraitPhoto: The Way You Tickle My Fancy

For #MacroMonday  *Mini-Theme: Feathers* curated by +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Kerry Murphy, +Jennifer Eden, & +Jake EasleyPhoto: <em>your face is like a melody</em><em>it won't leave my head</em><em>your soul is haunting me</em><em>and telling me</em><em>everything is fine</em><em>but i wish i was dead</em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmWUUPl8DD4">Lana Del Ray - Dark Paradise</a>Photo: Photo: 16 / 52: It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
~Henry David ThoreauPhoto: 15 / 52Photo: Flowers Need WaterPhoto: Photo: Taken For GrantedPhoto: The Truer The Love, The Deeper The Ache

The Gabe Dixon Band - "Further the Sky"

#LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara Romasanta 
#SelfPortrait   #MonochromePhoto: 14 / 52: All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
~Edgar Allan PoePhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.
~Nigella LawsonPhoto: Photo: Easy TargetPhoto: Seeking BalancePhoto: You Keep Showing Me But I Don't Want To SeePhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: She's Practically Mastered InvisibilityPhoto: 13 / 52: It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
~Bill WattersonPhoto: I'm Still Looking Up

Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up [Official Music Video]

in the end, you're still my friend, at least we did intend
for us to work; we didn't break, we didn't burn
we had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
i had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am

i won't give up on us
even if the skies get rough
i'm giving you all my love
i'm still looking up, still looking up

#LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara RomasantaPhoto: 12 / 52

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
~Henry David Thoreau

#52Selfs   #52Project   #52Weeks   #SelfPortraitPhoto: 11 / 52: There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
~AeschylusPhoto: All My Fragile Strength Is GonePhoto: 10 / 52: There's a little mystery hiding inside every woman. It takes a smart man to appreciate it without trying to unlock it.
~Susan GalePhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: You Are Your Own ContradictionPhoto: I Didn't Have The Words To Convince You Not To LeavePhoto: 9 / 52: Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
~Frank HerbertPhoto: Don't Know Where I Am, Don't Know Where I've BeenPhoto: which is fine, because that's all i'll ever needPhoto: 8 / 52: Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
~Carl JungPhoto: An Old Song She Knew By HeartPhoto: 7 / 52: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~Maya AngelouPhoto: SilencePhoto: _"Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love - for Love if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself...

But if you love and have desires - let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”_

~Khalil Gibran

#selfportraiture   #selfpotrait   #quote   #lovePhoto: 6 / 52: Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.  ~Mark TwainPhoto: Can A Mask Of Light Hide The Darkness Inside?Photo: 4 / 52: All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. ~Charles M. SchulzPhoto: Self Worth, Doubt, And Everything In BetweenPhoto: Take Yourself HigherPhoto: Are You Receiving Me?

#Abandoned   #SelfPortrait   #BathroomSelfie  :)Photo: You Decided To Walk AwayPhoto: Push My Button, Honey Baby

Enjoy This
www.vivianmaier.com

Watch This: Finding Vivian Maier
http://youtu.be/2o2nBhQ67Zc

Join This: Vivian Maier Appreciation Society by +Gavin Gordon .
http://goo.gl/es8mo

#VivianMaierPortrait   #VivianMaier   #SelfPortraitPhoto: A Sullen Riot PenetratingPhoto: Shhhhhhhh.Photo: Hush, Little Baby. Don't Say A Word.

Mommy Knows What You Want. Your Desires Are Heard.

#SelfPortrait   #NightyNightPhoto: What is to give light must endure burning.
~Viktor E. FranklPhoto: She Danced Slow And Soft Like The Memory Of His Lips On Her SkinPhoto: Photo: Bruised

I tried to do handstands for you
but every time I fell for you;
I'm permanently black and blue, permanently blue for
you.
~Chairlift, Bruises

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Runaway Love, V9
Original: http://goo.gl/Fko8sF
Full Series: http://goo.gl/Qr8Q4S

#selfportraiture   #iphoneography   #fineart   #musicPhoto: I'm Here With You NowPhoto: 1 / 52: Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts.  It's what you do with what you have left.
~Hubert HumphreyPhoto: I Have A List Of Games I'd Like To Play With YouPhoto: 17 / 52 - At first I was so upset with myself for getting "too busy" and forgetting to take a self portrait this past week. Then, suddenly, I remembered something pretty important. <strong>I</strong> decided to do this project, and the only way I fail is if I say I do. So here's my place holder. I took it in January, but I processed it last week. Going forward, I will continue to do my best to take a self portrait each week…and if I don't, then… I'll just have another mojito, get over it, and make more art! ;) PS: Technically, I took a photo last week that part of my body is in… but it was for <a href="https://plus.google.com/s/%23MacroMonday">#MacroMonday</a>'s Mini-Theme: Feather, so it doesn't count (says I). I'll post it next, though. Heh.Photo: The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
~Christopher Morley

#SelfPortrait   #Quote   #Monochrome   #CreepyPhoto: Speak The Name Of Fear In The Dark And She Will Come For YouPhoto: Deep Below The Surface, A Mermaid Reaches OutPhoto: I Dreamed Your Dream For YouPhoto: Passion, Creativity, & Authenticity > Money, Status, & PowerPhoto: Silence Like A Cancer GrowsPhoto: The Fire I Began Is Burning Me AlivePhoto: Broken Window To The SoulPhoto: I've Held You Every Day Of My LifePhoto: Summer Isn't Really Over… Is It?Photo: Hello, Darkness, My Old FriendPhoto: Drag You Into The Deep With MePhoto: Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded.
~William HazlittPhoto: Not The Tangerine Dream You Were Hoping ForPhoto: I Heard That You've Been Bad
This Pleases Me.

For #SelfySunday  curated by +Jeff Smith & +LaDonna Pride 
See More Here: http://goo.gl/Y0dRsPhoto: Silent WitnessPhoto: As If You Have A ChoicePhoto: And Here I AmPhoto: There Will Always Be Better Days AheadPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesday 
Curated by +Jason JakoberPhoto: Right On Target, So Direct

#NewYorkCityPhoto: What? I Wasn't Posing… I Stand Like That All The Time....

#selfportrait   #silly   #mirror   #hotel   #monkeyinthemirrorPhoto: Acting Like  A Dipshit With A Fisheye Lens FTWPhoto: You've Left Me To Find My Own Way NowPhoto: Twice The FunPhoto: You Know You Like My SocksPhoto: The Dancefloor Is EmptyPhoto: I've Come From The Darkness Just To Find You In The LightPhoto: I'm Comin' Up, Babe, So Let's Get DownPhoto: Summer Nights In The CityPhoto: And Still You Managed To Find My Stare

Maxwell - Know These Things- Shouldn't You
lyrics: http://goo.gl/NmM9Vb

For #LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara Romasanta 

#SelfPortrait   #Reflection   #MonochromePhoto: Happy Camera Day!
http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/06/27/happy-camera-day

#selfportrait   #monkeyinthemirror   #reflection   #newyork   #dembootsPhoto: The One Sided TangoPhoto: Faded Summer MemoriesPhoto: By The Time You Said Goodbye You'd Already Been Gone For Ages

#selfportrait   #abandoned   #rurex   #tuesdecay   #monochromePhoto: I Am Mocking This Sparkler.Photo: They Make An Ointment For This, Right?Photo: Let Your Freak Flag Fly, America!

#IndependenceDay   #FreedomPhoto: Falling StarPhoto: Ahhh, Freedom. Happy 4th! :)Photo: Love. Me.Photo: I've Been So Damn Lost Since You're Not AroundPhoto: Photo: I've Been Hoodied! SmugMug Photogranerd In Da House. :)Photo: And They're All Easily AmusedPhoto: She Couldn't Keep It In AnymorePhoto: Your Background IS ImportantPhoto: Photo: You Look Familiar - Mind If I Take Your Photo?Photo: Photo: If I Forgot Who I Am, Would You Please Remind Me?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Fading Away And I Can Hardly BreathePhoto: Searching For An AnswerPhoto: All I Need Is Right Here Beside MePhoto: She Had A Ticket To RidePhoto: That Day That The Fireplace Ate My Face... - #iPhonographyPhoto: His Screams Were Like Dinner MusicPhoto: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?Photo: So, About That Naughty List...Photo: Just One Bite… Is That So Wrong?
For #HalloweenTown  by +lane langmade & +Shantha Marie FountainPhoto: Let Me InPhoto: Won't You Invite Me In For Dessert?Photo: You Have To Invite Me InPhoto: Solitary ConfinementPhoto: Are You Receiving Me?Photo: Stop Staring At MePhoto: I Was Looking For You, But I Found The Bar InsteadPhoto: Project: #BathroomSelfie / Location: Barton Creek Mall - Austin, TXPhoto: Wine Glasses: Just One More Thing To WashPhoto: No Water Can Wash Away This PainPhoto: Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.  ~Zora Neale HurstonPhoto: Let's Play Hopscotch Together! - #iphonographyPhoto: I'll Be The Rainbow After The Tears Are GonePhoto: A Lotus In The Lap Of The BuddhaPhoto: Alone With The Breeze And My Memories Of YouPhoto: My Doppelganger Likes All The Same Things I DoPhoto: If I Seem To Act Unkind, It's Only Me, It's Not My MindPhoto: The Doppelganger And Her TwinPhoto: As It Rises, She Goes DownPhoto: You Gonna Make Me Lie Here Alone?Photo: If My Sky Should FallPhoto: She Likes Summers In San DiegoPhoto: The Buddy SystemPhoto: And Either Way You Would Judge Me

... but so would I. It's a constant and sometimes difficult choice to transcend the pitfall of dwelling on what others think about how I look or who I am, to dig inside and see, accept, and love myself for who I really am - that thing which has no actual shape and can take flight towards happiness if only I set it free every day to do so.

For #WomenWednesday  by +Niki Aguirre, +Athena Carey, +Lee Daniels, +Kerry Murphy, +Teresa Stover, & +Christina LawriePhoto: Just Like A Star Across My SkyPhoto: Come Here Often?Photo: She's A SquarePhoto: I Wish You Were Here, She Whispered, But Nobody AnsweredPhoto: There You Are, I've Missed You So Much!Photo: Oh, Shebop She DoPhoto: Left Low And DirtyPhoto: Dreams And Miles AwayPhoto: Suddenly Things Got TwistedPhoto: A Well Placed Rose Has Its MeritsPhoto: Kiss The Glass And Make It CryPhoto: Camera DancingPhoto: A Girl I Once KnewPhoto: Upside Down, Outta Focus And I'm Doin' AlrightPhoto: Second Star To The Right And Straight On 'Til MorningPhoto: Making Love In The MoonlightPhoto: They Bear Your Name, Every OnePhoto: My Best Friend Is Also My Harshest CriticPhoto: Consumed By NightmaresPhoto: Just Hoping To Be By Your SidePhoto: Those False Ideals That Fall From Your Lips Are Rubbish, BabyPhoto: Stretched Out Before HerPhoto: It's A Great Big World Out TherePhoto: watching you watching mePhoto: I Break Past Your BarriersPhoto: Shadow Marks Like Creeping MadnessPhoto: it's a long process, turning from a mannequin into a real womanPhoto: The Sweet Song Of Tomorrow Inside Her HeartPhoto: I Undress My Mind & Dare You To FollowPhoto: The Next Dance Is Not So Far AwayPhoto: If She Checks One More Time, Surely He'll Be TherePhoto: it's so hard to dance that way, when it's cold and there's no music.   ~Tom Waits (Hold On)Photo: DrowningPhoto: Won't Do No Good To Sing No Love SongPhoto: When The Night Falls Loneliness CallsPhoto: All The Sadness That You Haven't Left BehindPhoto: She Was His Personal Matryoshka DollPhoto: DisappearPhoto: To Climb Inside My HeartPhoto: Where You BelongPhoto: Staring At The End Of What We MadePhoto: And The Needle Skips AgainPhoto: She Waited In A Hot Car - #iphonographyPhoto: I Remember You So ClearlyPhoto: The Water Always Gets Cold Too Fast

Happy #HalfNakedThursday ! :)Photo: Her Indian Summer Of Love Had Come To An EndPhoto: where all of her flowers growPhoto: Late At Night And In The Morning LightPhoto: Sometimes The World Seems Brighter Behind My EyesPhoto: Photo: No Loss Like Us ApartPhoto: No Loss Like Us Apart, ReduxPhoto: Photo: all of me, why not take all of mePhoto: Lost In Thoughts Of YouPhoto: Photo: She Was A Bright But Battered MemoryPhoto: I'll Be JanePhoto: Held Her Breath And Hoped To Survive Until DaybreakPhoto: Photo: Fall Into MePhoto: A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.      ~John KeatsPhoto: Your Smile Matches Your Hair, He SaidPhoto: you. so close. so far.Photo: All Her Tender Words Unspoken, Still HeardPhoto: The AwakeningPhoto: #WordlessOnWednesdayPhoto: Only From WithinPhoto: Breathe. Just Breathe.Photo: Merciless Emotional Fragility vs Intense Inner StrengthPhoto: If You Don't Love Me, PretendPhoto: #wordlessonwednesdayPhoto: Deceptively Stronger Than PorcelainPhoto: Daydreaming Is UnderratedPhoto: AnticipationPhoto: the flower thingy makes all decisions for mePhoto: Once Upon A TimePhoto: Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.     ~Janis JoplinPhoto: I Love YouPhoto: Somewhere Over The RainbowPhoto: Adobe Photowalk in San Francisco, Feb 2011Photo: The Invincible Summer WithinPhoto: I Look Damn Good With A Mustache - #iPhonographyPhoto: Oh! Fancy Meeting You Here. :)Photo: I Showed You My O FacePhoto: How 'Bout That iPhonography?Photo: Always Been Too TransparentPhoto: At Times I Feel A Bit... SoftPhoto: A Longing Set AskewPhoto: It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.  ~W.C. FieldsPhoto: Five Piggie Peek-A-BooPhoto: Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart

now I know what a fool I've been

Wham! - Last Christmas

Full Lyrics: http://goo.gl/qyRgbb

For #LyricallyInspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara RomasantaPhoto: When It Came For Her, It Devoured Even Her ScreamsPhoto: Miles Of Mistakes Inside Her Dark HeartPhoto: Her Skin Is CinnamonPhoto: Born To Endure This Kind Of WeatherPhoto: Tougher Than Diamonds, Rich Like CreamPhoto: Her AgainPhoto: If We Could Take The Time To Lay It On The LinePhoto: It Looks Like We've Caused Some DamagePhoto: Couldn't Sleep. Decided To Check On You. Did I Wake You? Sorry About That. Go On Back To Sleep. Don't Mind Me.Photo: Living Dead LoterPhoto: Hold Me Like You'll Never Let Me GoPhoto: Vampy LoterPhoto: Her Cyborg Eye Upon YouPhoto: Trying To Find Herself AgainPhoto: Ghost LoterPhoto: Ogre LoterPhoto: A Warped Sense Of CleanlinessPhoto: You Slipped Away Before I Ever Got To Hold YouPhoto: I Was Just Wondering What You Taste LikePhoto: Being Sick Has Me Like...

#selfportrait   #selfiesunday   #piecesofme 
See more: https://goo.gl/FBqRykPhoto: Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
~Pema Chödrön

#selfportrait   #sunset   #quote  Photo: Who Taught You How To Love Like This?

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#selfportrait   #monochrome  Photo: We Live And Die In Every MomentPhoto: Always.
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In Memoriam: Alan Rickman.Photo: The Art of Self Portraiture Community wants to support and feature your images.

ASP was started here on Google+ back when communities were first introduced - we've been going strong for over 3 years! We're still having an amazing time with biweekly sharing events and monthly themed challenges.

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We'll also be featuring exceptional self portrait work in places like the website, Facebook, Ello, Twitter, and Instagram. If you'd like to be featured, make a post here on Google+ and use the hashtag #selfportraitfeature  - make sure to include your name as you'd like it attributed, Instagram and/or Twitter handle (for features on those sites) and a website for attribution, if you like.

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Let me know here, or via the contact form on the website, if you have any requests or suggestions.

See you in your self portraits, my friends! <3

#artofselfportraiture   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #fineart   #photography  Photo: Winter In Her Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSvyIJlcFR0Photo: Hide-n-Seek Champion of the World ;-)
#faceless  Photo: #drawingeffect  Photo: A hamburger (hat) a day helps keep the gloomies away! ;-)

Love you, +Gilmar Smith! ♥
#HamburgersForGilmar  https://goo.gl/2DRM5TPhoto: Books are a uniquely portable magic.
~Stephen KingPhoto: I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. 
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
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A self portrait based on Edward Hopper's "Summer Interior" (view here: http://www.edwardhopper.net/summer-interior.jsp)

Created for the April Self Portrait Challenge: Imitate Art
Details & Submit: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

It's not too late to enter yours - you have until the end of the month!
#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #art   #imitate   #challenge  Photo: Where I take root.
#selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait  Photo: no sunshine when she's gone
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Created for the June Self Portrait Challenge, "Big World"
details and enter:
G+ https://goo.gl/0BpMgu
FB https://goo.gl/YqSRJU

#selfportrait   #challenge