Kathy Tackett: Black and White Self Portraits 2015

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I made a conscious effort with this series to take self portraits that represent who I am as a person. I’m not quite sure why I had to concentrate on this so much, as my personality should be easy enough for me to photograph. I think sometimes as a photographer I get in this mind-set that everything in the frame needs to be perfect, including the subject. Problem is, perfection is not necessarily what I am trying to capture. It’s a fight between doing what I would for fashion editorials and what I’m actually looking for in myself.

© Kathy Tackett 2015
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Danielle Owensby / owensbyd: Synapses Firing

Danielle Owensby Synapses Firing 2015

Psychology Today says that up to 40% of females and 30% of males will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. Nearly half of you reading this, statistically speaking, have endured this special sort of terror. And if you haven’t, you most likely know someone that has.

And I’m sorry for that.

I’ve been creating a series of self portraits, exploring my own experience. I want to photograph others who have experienced sexual trauma in their childhoods, since there doesn’t seem to be any photography projects that explore this topic conceptually.

image and text © Danielle Owensby /owensbyd
blog: Deo Photography

Tony Single: Identity

Tony Single Identiy 2016 =
i wake up one morning and say, “shit. this is what i look like.”

i know something then. something about myself. perhaps i always have.

i know i’m not what i could be if i dared not to care what others thought of me.

i know that my fundamentals will remain stashed in my slacks for the rest of my days. i know i’m ashamed of them. that i’d be locked away for indecent exposure if ever i showed them.

sighing feels like too much effort.

i stop looking in the mirror for fear of losing myself.

First published on Hijacked Amygdala
image and text © Tony Single 2016

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Danielle Owensby / owensbyd: Depersonalization

Danielle Owensby Depersonalization 2015

Psychology Today says that up to 40% of females and 30% of males will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. Nearly half of you reading this, statistically speaking, have endured this special sort of terror. And if you haven’t, you most likely know someone that has.

And I’m sorry for that.

I’ve been creating a series of self portraits, exploring my own experience. I want to photograph others who have experienced sexual trauma in their childhoods, since there doesn’t seem to be any photography projects that explore this topic conceptually.

image and text © Danielle Owensby /owensbyd
blog: Deo Photography

Wild / Sydney: Untitled Self Portrait #62

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Something happened the other night that upset me in a bad way. I hadn’t lost my sense of peace like that in so long. I had completely turned from the person I was just a few years ago: lonely, a closet depressive and plagued with anxiety, but something set me back if only for a moment. I shook myself out of it and refused to let that take hold of me again. Since realizing the expressive power in self-portraiture as an art, I was able to channel all that anger and sadness into my camera in a way I was never able to do with my paint brushes. So I looked into the lens and I started crying. I was so angry I started crying.

image and text © Wild 2015
blog: My Surrounding

Danielle Owensby / owensbyd: Hypervigilance

Danielle Owensby Hypervigilance 2015

Psychology Today says that up to 40% of females and 30% of males will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. Nearly half of you reading this, statistically speaking, have endured this special sort of terror. And if you haven’t, you most likely know someone that has.

And I’m sorry for that.

I’ve been creating a series of self portraits, exploring my own experience. I want to photograph others who have experienced sexual trauma in their childhoods, since there doesn’t seem to be any photography projects that explore this topic conceptually.

image and text © Danielle Owensby /owensbyd
blog: Deo Photography