I know I’ve already mentioned it here a couple of times that I’m doing Project 365 over at my Flickr account. I started January 1st and damnit, I vow to complete the entire year. I’ve also promised myself to into putting more effort into my pictures (my first attempt at Project 365, I just shot whatever object that would sort of define my day. Like what I had for lunch or that cigarette I smoked at 1030 in the morning, while waiting for web design class to resume). I hadn’t originally planned on turning it into a year of self-portraits, but just after a week or so, I found that most inanimate objects make boring 365 subjects. So yes, you could say I’m a special kind of vain and I just might love myself a little bit much.
I’ve been at it faithfully for 32 days and here are some things I’ve learned:
1. Upside down is NOT my best angle.
2. My camera does not do well in low light. Neither does it do well in any other setting other than natural daylight.
3. Photoshop is not a dirty word.
4. Leg shots are my comfort zone.
5. If I truly want to maximize my creativity and execute all these ideas I have, I would need more space and a better camera. 99% (okay, I just threw that number in there) of my pictures are taken from home, particularly our second floor balcony which isn’t very spacious. It’s basically me against a white wall and our ugly linoleum tiles (I’d love to have some area rugs for props). Hopefully, I’ll have a new camera in my possession soon (like, late this month or early March) and I won’t be too embarrassed to take my self-portraiting (or camwhoring) to the “streets”. Or at least to the grassy fields of UP Diliman because I am one big walking cliche like that.
And now, five of my favorite self-portraits from January 2009 :)
THIS ONE MADE IT TO FLICKR EXPLORE :)
THIS ONE MADE IT TO FLICKR EXPLORE, TOO :)
You could also say I like textures a bit too much.