This past weekend, I acquired a remote shutter trigger and decided to take a self portrait. Not usually being on that side of the camera and being a little out of my comfort zone, I thought long and hard about where to shoot and what to wear.
Now, what would you do if you had a nice camera, tripod, shutter trigger, free time, and a brightly colored unicorn onesie? (Yes, I have a unicorn onesie. It was a very comfy halloween costume.)
I hope you would take silly self portraits in a field with some comical balloons, because that is exactly what I did.
It was a beautiful day, so my location of choice was flooded with hikers. People questioned, pointed, laughed, and took cell phone pictures of me. A few chatted and observed me struggling in the ocasional gusts of wind, so I requested jokes in exchange for their entertainment. One man's response was, "Are we living one?"
It was an enjoyable afternoon.
The message I have in mind for this shoot is, "Just be yourself", whatever that means to you, whatever other people may think. Have fun, don't take yourself too seriousely, and love yourself. You are rare and magical!
Have a wonderful week and comment where you want to see The Unicorn next!
Rebekah Nichele Woodford, Photographer