self-portrait with cuandera cross, skulls and milagro box

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    For whatever reason, this is, out of years of work, one of my favorite self-potraits.

    I was actually in a great deal of physical pain from a scary illness when I took these (Mark doesn't like them, because he can see it in my face, poor dear), and it is a million times cooler and more vibrant printed. But something about a more formal portrait, with objects which are symbolic and dear to me (and which my nonna would have appreciated), and a less-publicly-shown but very common intense introspection appeals.

    Plus, the colors are bright and shiny. Shiny.

    JiandaMonique, turquoises, strph, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. perpetual eyes [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Very cool- looks like something from the Renaissance.

    2. neuro ages ago | reply

      shiny things rock, as garrett will attest to :)

      this looks to me kinda statesmanlike too in a way ... Ladies and Gennlemen, I present to you, the Right Honourable Premier Corinna of Vladibeckistan.

    3. Heather Corinna ages ago | reply

      Oooh, Vladibeckistan.

      Do I get one of them poofy red velvet too-big crowns, then?

    4. neuro ages ago | reply

      sure, although every year on the 23rd of October, it's Falsi Moustachikakkinacho day, where you need to wear a false moustache covered in cappachino foam. Hey, blame the previous Premier!

    5. cc_cassidy ages ago | reply

      Simply beautiful.

    6. tranquil bead [deleted] ages ago | reply

      I like the colors in this photo alot, but what's best about it to me is your face. Pain aside, you look thoughtful/serious/regal. You look beautiful in this shot.

    7. strph ages ago | reply

      This is absolutely amazing!

    8. Églantine ages ago | reply

      Grand portrait!

      I like it all though the crochet over blue has special appeal for me!

    9. Heather Corinna ages ago | reply

      Many thanks! :)

    10. falsefridays ages ago | reply

      this is really, really intense.

      don't know you personally, but i think i can see the pain, too.

    11. conniefied ages ago | reply

      Very cool, makes me think of Frida...

    12. Kansas_Kate ages ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ¡Locos por lo Espiritual!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    13. Levi-Miller ages ago | reply

      love it! reminds me of some more recent Sherman stuff!

    14. VSArunKumar ages ago | reply

      This photo is superb and has the potential to win many awards.... I juz got to know about an international film festival happening in India... thought u would be interested.... log on to for more details...

      all the best :-)

    15. Neticola 120 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait, well done!

      See my group

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