Frida Kahlo once said, "I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." Interestingly enough, I can relate. Actually, self-portraiture is an area of photography that I never imagined enjoying. I mean, the whole point behind owning a camera is so I can take pictures of other people...right? Then, I ran into Elena at Selfie Magic. Not only did I become more comfortable in front of the camera (after following several of her tutorials), but I fell in love with the idea of dressing up, playing a character and photographing myself...it became an extension of my creative work. I find it much easier to pretend I'm playing a role rather than to hand over my camera...only to be disappointed with a reflection of me through someone else's eyes. They couldn't possibly know me better than myself.
When I look at DelaLane Photography's self-portrait, I'm reminded of my childhood...playing dress up and having tea parties. I love that even though they had a photographer there (she went out with her mother and a bunch of friends for a proper ladies' tea and luncheon) taking photos under studio lights in front of a backdrop, that she took a moment to capture how she felt about herself in that moment. I can't imagine a better picture than this. I'm actually inspired to have a tea party myself. I just need a proper hat!
Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos
Tea Time by DelaLane Photography