Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Self portrait Tuesday- Black and white






















This month’s self portrait challenge is black and white. I love black and white photos, they are amazing and have a crisp clean quality to them that I find refreshing.

However, in life I find that there are very few things that are black and white. It would be much easier to navigate life’s trials and tribulations if the answers really were black and white and clear.

I am living in a world of grey. At the moment it is a challenge to tell the difference between the grey scales of choices I am confronted with. You can think about a situation, marinate on it, rage at it, cry about it, celebrate it, accept it and still, things are a bit grey.

I guess at the end of the day, I have learned to celebrate the grey. Black and white, while beautiful is a bit extreme. We can all come a bit closer together and meet in the grey.

PS: Thank you Boho, for all you do! I love you!

25 Comments:

Blogger Boho Girl said...

oh, such beautiful, raw, intimate, creative, unique portraits of you here, Leth.

and i truly agree with you about life not being black and white. i have never believed it can be that simple. there is always more to something than it seems and much of it is dancing among the grey tones.

this is very thought provoking and so very beautiful.

love you,
den

11:10 AM  
Blogger Whisky said...

wonderful photo's! and the split in three design is really eye catching.

Hugs

Whisky

xx

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

I'm meeting you in the grey.
Grey is Good.

Those photographs are breath taking...

xoxo Sophie

12:17 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Wow, these portraits are amazing!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Uber Mer said...

So true ~ there is always more than it seems, layers, upon layers.

I'm loving the third photograph of you. serene.

~ Meridith

1:29 PM  
Blogger bb said...

what an amazing triptych you have made of yourself - wow!

2:06 PM  
Blogger luzie said...

Your photos are stunning and very expressive, wow. They convey so brillianty what your post is about.. I feel the same way about black, white and the in betweens. I'll meet you in the grey, too. xo

2:06 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

wow. these photos are so incredibly expressive ~ beautiful!!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

lovely photos. so real and raw, just like your words.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

Your world of gray is certainly not subdued in its beauty! Your photos capture different tones in you, starting from gentle and going all the way to bold! I love it! Thanks for the insightful analogy and beautiful images.

5:44 PM  
Blogger melba said...

Very cool photos!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Vedrana M. said...

interesting, very beautiful photos and the whole post...grey is beautiful...

1:06 AM  
Blogger Waspgoddess said...

Aaahhh, so beautiful... Wonderful composition.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

oh wow, sweet pea, these are like your amazing paintngs translated into photographic form - i love them. and YOU! you are such a beauty, it always blows me away :-) life in grey is where i spend most of my time - we get used to it eh? xxoo

3:03 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

These portraits truly gave me a moment's pause...so vulnerable and beautiful. The split technique made this a story. Nicely done.
Love,
D.

6:37 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

amazing self portrait!
wow.
and i think you are right
about the grey...

6:38 AM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

Wow! How beautiful!
And you've been tagged by me girl!!

:)

9:26 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

so true...

hmmmmm...am i brave enough to try some of these shots on myself....

11:19 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Powerful images and great angles...BRAVO!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Uber Mer said...

hi again! (I hope this is appropriate to write another comment in this fashion?!)

I wanted to thank you for your wonderful comment : ) I'm doing really well, and am entering a new part of my life. It's all very exciting!

It is such a small world ~ that's pretty amazing that you and boho have been friends for so long!

I would love to phone chat and catch up!

I hope you're doing fantastic!
Mer

2:41 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh beautiful girl. This is so beautiful-the three different shots.

Life really is not black and white is it darling?

Love you
XOXO

6:17 AM  
Blogger Frida World said...

I've always been the girl who could see all sides of the story. Even in the most outrageous human rights cases when I would love to be able to say "black" or "white" I can often see things are complex and layered and grey.

I love those photos so much, I feel deeply moved by them. I feel moved to go and sit by myself and give myself some tenderness and care.

I hope you did too.

xx

6:43 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Oh, and just to clarify, I was not trying to make my photo's look like the naughty kind :) I just couldn't get the angles right to cover up all the bits I didn't want to show.... didn't want to give you the wrong idea :)

Your photo's are perfect!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Novel Nymph said...

Luscious photograph, and even more thoughtful words..really something for me to think about...

1:02 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Yes, life is full of the grey...and I love your last line that we all meet in the grey...because we do at one time or another. I hope that you are feeling more at peace and thank you for sharing this all with us.

xoxoxoxxo

11:06 PM  

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