I realized early this week that there was no way I could do this project exactly as outlined. Instead of taking new photographs, I dug through my files to find photos I already have on hand ... and I tried to see them in a new way. I hope this fulfills the spirit of the assignment.
Part One: Create portraits without showing the faces of your subjects.
These are my helpers.
My 5-year-old grandson is a very enthusiastic garden helper. He is always available to dig a hole, or flick a Japanese Beetle.
My husband is the king of destructive tools. Whether we are demolishing the wood floor in our basement (whose idea was it to put an oak floor in the damp basement of an old house?) or cleaning up storm damage, Steve is always game to jump in and get the job done.
Part Two: Step from behind the camera and show my face.
This one is hard for me. I'm the one behind the camera, the one in control of the images ... I rarely pass my camera to someone else. (does this sound like you, too?) Here is a little mosaic I created this morning, using photos taken of me in the past couple of years.
(from top to bottom)
1. I helped decorate the Governor's Mansion for Christmas a couple of years ago. This is one of the pitiful little arrangements I made.
2. My dogs and me, having breakfast on a trip to Dewey Beach.
3. Queen of Power Tools.
4. Governor's Mansion, again, sitting on the front steps with the garland I made.
5. Dewey Beach, again ... it was cold!
6. This is almost what I look like now ... it was taken at our daughter's outdoor wedding this summer, in blinding sunshine. No more pixie haircut for a while.
This was the last project for this workshop. It has been a challenge to look at my photography in a different way .. I hope I am a better photographer because of it.
I have loved getting to know other photo bloggers. When I began this blog last year, I had no idea that there was a whole world of other blogs out there ... all connected into a network. This project forced me to venture from my own blog-world, and visit others to see what they had to say. I am pleased to be a part of this community, and I will continue to visit with others often.
Please stop by to see what the other workshop participants have created. The list is HERE.
(written by Hartwood Roses. Hartwood Roses blog)