I'm in an on-line photography group which, in addition to running a picture-a-day challenge for 2013, also has mini challenges from time to time. Our moderator, Cricket Walker, has asked us to post pictures that say a lot about who we are now.
BTW this is a very easy, open group, if you are interested - just do a FB search for "I love photography" and tell Cricket I sent you :)
Back to the "self portraits." It was difficult to find pictures that "say a lot about me," because so much of who I am depends on the day, the direction of the wind, the colour of the sky, the song in my head and....well, you get the idea.
I took a quick scroll through my picture collection and found a few that said me, today. Here's one.
I know it's a little crazy - go figure. It's in Toronto, but it makes me think of Parisian cafes, coffee houses in Greenwich Village, and quaint little bistros anywhere. I want to sing - better make that, have someone else sing - "Roses of Picardy." I'm nostalgic. I could live in the past. I love historic places - the funkier the better. Here's another.
It's a sign for the same restaurant advertising their patio. This is more like the "left bank" in Paris. It's a place you'd find in an artists' community. You could be living in an attic room, as a painter or writer. You would go out in the evening to a neighbourhood haunt for dinner and drinks. You would chat about art and culture, food and wine. I think of Hemingway and all the intellectuals that lived in Paris in the 20's.
Maybe I just have to go there - to find myself :)
Have a great day!