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Inner Strength | by matt.walcher
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Inner Strength

Inner Strength is an expedition to find your true self.

Hold on to your convictions,

Follow through on your decisions,

Have confidence in yourself.


There are these bars scattered all around the beach and whenever I pass them I always think of doing this concept.

Finally today I got to do it.

I went on a walk with my brother and I talked him into modeling for me. I reassured him it was strictly hand modeling so he was okay with it.


The background of this had a lot of distracting bokeh from the trees, so I had to put it on black to keep it simple and to maintain focus on the subject.

Thing is my cropping skills are still kind of sloppy. I tried my best, but I couldn't get it perfect.


I feel kind of guilty putting this in the Self Portraits set even though this is my brother modeling for me. I just couldn't trust him to take the picture how I wanted it.

My justification is that the concept has to do with personal characteristics... and the fact that I planned for it to be me, but I still don't have a tripod to make that happen.

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Taken on June 15, 2010