June 10, 2008

Self Portrait on the Hottest Day of the Year

080609, originally uploaded by Erica the Ninja.

Yes that is me in all my glory. I'm hot. Tired. A little depressed (okay, maybe a lot depressed). The photo is grainy, taken with my computer camera. The lighting is terrible. Witness my double chin and skin that is breaking out from the summer heat.

But you know what, people? I love this photo. There is something raw and real about it. Something beautiful in all of its ugliness. I see me poking out of those eyes, shining through the bad lighting and the grain. This may be a terrible photographically, but I don't care. Here is my self-portrait for June.

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