Sunday, 27 April 2014

Self - Portraits and People In the Mirrors

Hello all!!

Like many of you in this digital age, I take pictures of life on a daily basis. With our smart phones, it is easy to snap our meals we eat in restaurants, funny things we see on the street, doing selfies,...

But I also like having my "proper" camera with me, looking for the details around me, documenting my life in pictures. I am by no means a good photographer, but from time to time, I take an interesting picture and feel happy. But since I am behind the camera, not many pictures feature me. I have a great number of albums and you wouldn't think I was there at all.
Leafing through them tonight, I noticed that every album actually does feature me, but the pictures are either of me in the mirror or my reflection in the window. I quite like them, so here are a few for your viewing pleasure (as ever, click on the image to enlarge).

These ones were taken in a museum in Copenhagen in March this year. 

I love the idea of an animal's skull being a part of my head:

These ones were taken in an antique shop this weekend. I like them all:

And this last one is my favourite. I LOVE catching others in the mirror, in this case, in two mirrors:

So, how about you? Do you take pictures every day? Do you take "selfies"? 
Have a great week everyone.

Red xx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red:

These are enormous fun!! We too have some pictures of ourselves seen in a looking glass, with and without others, but never take what might be termed a 'selfie'!!

Yes, the mobile telephone is excellent to record on the spot happenings and events but is probably no substitute for a proper camera.

Big Tavel Adventure said...

fun photos and you're looking great in them!

Mary Jo said...

I love these photos, they somehow give the feeling of being right there, Red. Hoping all is well with you! It's interesting because I have been studying art a little more than usual lately and it was quite common for some artists to find a way to put themselves in every painting--I always like when they are in mirror reflections the best. I have never been a selfie person when it comes to social media, it just always feels so off somehow. For years I wouldn't even read someone's blog if that's all they did, but later recanted. Ha, otherwise there would be few blogs to read. I was just telling someone this weekend that I wonder when it will all go out and we will look back at the incredible bad taste of selfies, lol.

p.s. You are so lucky you got to meet Celia B. - I'm jealous!

xo Mary Jo

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Enjoy your day!