I'm Trying to Become Comfortable in Front of a Camera Again
I'm not sure if anyone has noticed or not, but I've been keeping out of the camera as of late. June 20 was actually the last time I published a personal style post. It's complicated, and I plan on going more in-depth about what's been going on sometime soon(ish), but for now, I'll just say that I'm trying.
I'm trying to be happier with myself again. I'm trying to be a bit more creative with the spaces I take self-portraits in. I'm trying not to delete every photo of myself. Insecurity is a complicated thing, and it doesn't react well with depression. I think I was also a bit burned out with my wardrobe and the routine of taking photos in the same spot, week after week.
I enjoy personal style and what it stands for so much, and staying out of it in this way has been a huge bummer, even though I was the one holding myself back. So hello. Here's me. Here's a look. It's nothing special, but I like it. These photos were taken as the sun was coming up yesterday morning, from just beside the front window in my house. The sunrise from that room is always lovely, and I was too impatient/tired to wait for the sun to rise any higher.
The dress was something I snatched from my mother as she was cleaning out her wardrobe last year. I have no idea how old it is, but it's got a kitschy, baby-doll vibe, and I'm into it. I swear, half of my own wardrobe consists of things I've taken from people who don't want them anymore.
I've finally got more of these posts planned, and I'm genuinely making an effort to become comfortable in front of a camera again. So hey, it's been awhile. I'll try to stick around.