Wednesday, August 16, 2006

SPC...enclosed spaces

The self portrait challenge this month is "enclosed spaces"....I skipped a week, and I can't even remember if it was last week or the week before. I don't think this subject is particularly that interesting. Enclosed, by it's very meaning, is going to produce some pretty somber stuff most likely. Yet, I get a sense from some of the contributing columnist's of the site that they want some happy stuff. Or different stuff. I'm not sure that is really all that possible. Of course, it's just my opinion and I could certainly be wrong. The many contributor's certainly take some interesting shots.
Currently I feel pretty enclosed physically too. I mean, I'm living in a basement apartment. Low ceilings and not much room. Crowded stuff. I went into the teeny tiny bathroom to take a photo earlier. I tried a couple without a flash, and a couple with. Which do you prefer? I had to laugh at this second one for some reason. I got caught at actually looking at myself in the mirror. No acting involved, really! And I think I look amused. I don't mean to take a bunch of photo's of myself looking grumpy....that just seems to be how my face comes across lately. I'd say it's concentration? So yeah, here's my completely neutral rather unoriginal self portrait of me in the bathroom. And do I care? Fuck, no! Yeah, that's right.....sometime's I swear.


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Mirror in the bathroom
please talk free
The door is locked
just you and me.
Can I take you to a restaurant
that's got glass tables
You can watch yourself
while you are eating.
Mirror in the bathroom
I just can't stop it,
Every Saturday you see me
window shopping.
Find no interest
in the racks and shelves
Just ten thousand reflections
of my own sweet self, self, self...
Mirror in the bathroom
You're my mirror in the bathroom
You're my mirror in the bathroom
You're my mirror in the bathroom...
Mirror in the bathroom
Recompense
For all my crimes
of self defense.
Cures you whisper
make no sense
Drift gently into
mental illness.
Mirror in the bathroom
please talk free
The door is locked
just you and me.
Can I take you to a restaurant
that's got glass tables
You can watch yourself
while you are eating.
Mirror in the bathroom
Mirror in the bathroom...

~The English Beat





Of course, I much prefer this enclosed space shot....but it's not a self portrait.

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2 comments:

Nicole said...

I think both pictures are great! The pic of your boy is beautiful too even if it isn't a self-portrait.

Tammy said...

I loved how you are studing your face, as we all do. Great!

That last picture was priceless!!!