In the mirror darkly

23 Mar

So, someone asked me recently why I don’t take a lot of (read: any) photos of myself.  The world is just so interesting, you guys, and I already know what I look like.  Sure, when my kids look back at photos from their youth they’ll think they were raised by a floating camera, but I’m okay with that.  The way I figure it, I’m in the photo by virtue of authorship.  It’s easy enough to see me when you see the things I like to see.  Anyway, you’ve already seen me when I met the Queen, what more do you want?

Well, but … Sarah over at The Salad Days is running a fun self-portrait thingy.  (Yes, that is the technical term.)  And I happen to have just taken a self-portrait I sort of like.  So, I’m giving it a go.  You can join in, too, whether you have a blog or not — just follow her directions.  (I think she’s one of those organized people, who figure things out and know what they are doing and stuff.)

Me and my camera — the author of all the photos you see on this blog — a basic older-model Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH.  Hot pink, of course.  We’re in the Cirencester Parish Church of St John Baptist, looking up at a chandelier looking down at us.

So, what are you looking at today?  And who is looking at you?

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15 Responses to “In the mirror darkly”

  1. lizzybradbury March 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Excellent self-portraiting going on here, (another technical term). You have definitely challenged me to take more photos and only display photos on my blog which I have taken….*sigh*….I have been convinced…..

    • Monique March 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

      You *have*?! I am in awe at my own persuasive powers. But never change your profile photo, I love that damn horse.

  2. EmmaK March 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Love your self portrait. I am the opposite I am always taking pics of myself and my kids think I am a raving narcissist so I decided to give it up because it was getting a bit sad!

    • Monique March 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      Uh, Emma, did you post a comment so that I would be sucked in to your hilarious blog and be late making dinner for the kids? Because *you did that*.

  3. Living Life as an Expat Parent March 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    I nominated you for a BritMums Brilliance in Blogging award a few weeks ago and I’m really pleased that you’ve made the shortlist. I didn’t know if you were aware, so just wanted to bring it to your attention. You really deserve it. I love your writing and you certainly show real get-up-and-go-ness. 🙂 Congrats! http://www.britmumsblog.com/announcing-the-bibs-shortlist/

    • Monique March 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

      That was YOU?! ❤ ❤ ❤ !!! And you're up for a "fresh voice" — AWESOME!

      • Living Life as an Expat Parent March 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

        My guess is that a few others may have nominated you too, but I just wanted to make sure you’d seen that you were shortlisted. Hope people will come check out what you have to say and vote for you! 🙂

  4. greatscott3 March 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Oh you are so, SO sweet to mention the blog AND to participate. BUT – my stupid photo hosting site went down. I had to start it over and am hoping you will come back by and post your photo again. I just LOVE it!! xoxo

    • Monique March 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Running over to do it right now! =)

  5. Zazzy March 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    That is a very interesting self portrait! I like the idea 🙂

  6. greatscott3 March 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Oh, I love this photo. And love that your kids might see that they NOT in fact raised by a floating camera. And I love that I give off the appearance of being organized. 🙂 Looking forward to what you come up with next week with that sweet, hot pink camera of yours. And someday, I VOW, my self portrait will be of me with YOU! Crumpet meets Salad will happen…

    • Monique March 24, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      =) That’s a lot of love! I love that you are challenging us camera-shy folks to embrace something new. I’m not sure I can handle a weekly self-portrait, but I def plan to make it part of the monthly plan. hee hee

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