mirror image

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My first published article.

Mirror Image By Kelly Langner Sauer

About a year ago I took up a self-portrait project in the mirror in an attempt to get a photo for my blog. I didn't want a posed picture with a tight-lipped portrait smile. I wanted to capture some reality to offer my readers a glimpse of who I am.

My self-portrait session began dismally. I'm a photographer and not a naturally photogenic person. I can see the beauty in others and I love capturing it, but I don't usually bother looking for beauty in myself.

But it was me behind the camera looking at me in front of the camera. And I didn't like what I saw through my lens. I couldn't manage a real smile to save my life. I had no trouble capturing my frustration with myself. The angry looks. The annoyance with my subject. The stuck-out tongue....

Read more of this article, and other articles about image this month at Ungrind.


Alison said...

Congrats! Your article is beautiful, and I can't believe it's only your first published one. I hope this is one of the first of many!

Marcie said...

What a thoughtful and beautifully written article. Self-portraits are tough. Interesting thoughts on who and what reflects back to us thru the mirror. Congratulations!!!

Christy said...

I read your article and really liked it! I loved the way you wove your personal experiences with the universal truths from scripture. :-)

dancebythelight said...

Congratulations on your article, Kelly. Great job!

Heidi said...

Great job! Congrats. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It must be thrilling to have something published.


Elisabeth said...

Ooo! Congratulations! It's an amazing feeling, isn't it?

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