What a normal week we’ve had.
One day at a time; that’s how I live these days.
For sometime now I’ve been thinking about putting up a post or a series of posts about self-portraits. I’ve received many emails as well as many comments asking questions about this project, about lenses I use, about camera I use, about places, time, if I use tripod, if I use remote, from where I get the courage to get in front of the camera each day, the ideas, etc.
I wrote and essay about this project for Bonbon Break, which will be publish on the 8th, and while writing it I just realized that sharing my story and my experience might be a help for many women out there, who are as afraid of being photographed as I used to be. The essay for Bonbon Break is more like the one I wrote for World Moms Blog.
I’ve learned a lot since I started this project and it wouldn’t hurt if I share this knowledge.
So, I want to ask you, if you think it is a good idea to put together something like that. Would you want to read it? Would that interest you?!
I am not saying I would do it right away. First I need to finish this project in order to feel like I can teach/coach/guide somebody else.
On Saturday we went to a b-day party where in a quiet office-room I would breastfeed my Little One.
On Sunday I’d played with No. 2 who likes to be close to me. She is getting better in playing on her own but she is the happiest when I am near by, within her reach.
As our No.1 says: “you wanna play blocks?“
Yes. I want to play blocks, my dear. Lets play and let your sister play, too. Ok?
She’s got some sharing issues lately, so we’ve been working on them.
by the way, No.2 is extremely aware of the camera. She is only 5 months old (ok, almost 6), and whenever she sees me with the camera she transforms into this smiley, lovely darlin who looks like an angel, like a “zen baby”, as my friend named her. It’s unbelievable.
That day I’ve tried to take a different photo but what I ended up with were those two. As my friend said: Big Ewa (yep, that’s my name) and Little Ewa. Does she really look like me?! I don’t see that.
It’s been ages since I write something in my journal. Actually after finishing my last one I just stopped writing a new one. With all the blogging and photographing and being a parent I just didn’t have the time for it, and I think, I just had lost interest in writing; the real writing, writing in Polish, writing the real thoughts, the raw thoughts without having to think about the audience. You know what I mean.
About two weeks ago I picked up one of my empty notebooks and started writing.
Those are not very happy words, but to write them down helps.
One of those shots: “Ok, let’s do it as quick as possible and be done for the day. Turn right, snap. Thank you very much!“
I wish you all a wonderful day.