20 October 2011

MCP Project 52 Week 42/52 - True Beauty

I had visions of putting on tonnes and tonnes of make-up for this theme and then photographing myself taking it off again - with streaks of mascara and eyeliner on my face.I was going to represent that true beauty isn't achieved by plastering foundation on with a trowel. I did try. I put on a few layers of foundation, blusher, eyeshadow and eyeliner (way more than I'd ever wear) but it still wasn't enough for the over the top effect I wanted on the photograph. So I chucked on a wig and headed for my fairytale mirror! I wanted to create a 'mirror mirror on the wall' shot based on Snow White.

In the end I chose a completely different shot. My helpful Flickr commenters helped me decide, and I don't want my Project 52 to be too self-portrait heavy (and I didn't want people to think I was suggesting that I am a true beauty!!). So, the chosen shot is very autumnal - me holding an acorn in front of an oak tree. I'm hoping it makes you think about the true beauty of nature and how amazing it is that this little acorn could one day become such a giant.


Little Gray Pixel said...

Hi there! I've just been wandering around your blog and wanted to say hello. You got me with your photography and your 30 before 30 list. I think we might be kindred spirits. :-)

Eva said...

that is cool!


Fur Will Fly said...

Little Gray Pixel - thank you very much and I'm glad you've found something here you can relate to. I found your blog the other day and am looking forward to having a good read. Thanks so much for your comment - it is always lovely to meet and get to know fellow bloggers with similar interests.

Eva - thank you!

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