Tuesday, April 21, 2009

..............I ❤ Faces ~ Self Portrait.............

Putting myself out there again with my photography.
Part of that extension of myself is opening myself up to critiques. I'm cool with that. There is so much I am yet to learn, I'm having a blast exploring the medium of Photography.

I'm jumping in again this week by joining in the photography comp over at I❤Faces
The Adult section of the 'Self Portraits' Category
Pop on over and Check out all the awesome entries.

It is no secret to anyone that knows me that this is my one of my favorite Portraits.
My favorite SELF Portrait.
Contrary to popular belief it IS a relatively recent portrait.
O.K, O.K I know it is slightly misleading...IRL I may have a life-line or two that are slightly more visible than in this portrait. Alright there is actually a sh!t load.
THAT is why I like this photo. It reminds me of how old I feel, NOT how old I look!
It's just a simple black and white conversion of a photo I took on my trusty old Canon Power-Shot A610 point and shoot.
It was preserving the moment that I had snuck off and cut all my hair off.
I was sick of Belle tugging and pulling great chunks of it. I needed a change.
So, off I snuck to the Hairdresser.

The shot was only taken a year and a half ago...it reminds me of 
the 'Fresh Face' me of twenty Years ago.

I look at myself looking to the future.

'Oh What Wonders Await You Miss Jewelz, Oh What Wonders await!'

I like this shot and I'm proud to put it out there. Wish me luck.
My girlfriend Carla says she finds it very Audry Hepburn,
What do you think?



  1. I like how your eyes are so focused and strong.

  2. Really lovely portrait. I love the B&W conversion very much.

    So nice to "meet" you this week!

    co-founder of I ♥ Faces

  3. Looks great :)thank you for the link to the site.

  4. Thats a great self portrait.

  5. Terrific shot. I think it looks great with the expression and contrast!

  6. Heh Jewelz - in Salta now and hoping the internet stays strong! Love your photography and was excited myself to take some fun shots on the salt flats of Uyuni (Bolivia) last week - will post the website in the next few days - please have a look...

    I will certainly have a gander at SOOC - thanks for the link!
    Aprecio todos lo que usted lo hace, bendecirle de Sue

  7. Hi

    I saw your blog and I find it very interesting....

    Nice to see it

    I have a blog also , The address is www.olhardireito.blogspot.com

    It is written in Portuguese but i have google translate tool

    Please take a look and give an opinion

    See yo