Shoot and Quote: Fragile – Moments of Truth

Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it’s often only found in moments of truth.
Alan Rudolph

truth

Self Reflection on a Self Reflection ยฉ Meghan aka FireBonnet 2011

I spent 2011 taking a photo a day of my surroundings and experiences and created a visual biography of that year. This is one of my self portraits during that year, getting ready for work.

I have added a digital texture to everything but the image in the mirror… hinting that perhaps only my reflection is untroubled.

This begs the question, can we find a moment of truth in a reflection of ourselves or is it merely illusory?

As always I welcome your comments on this or any part of my blog. This post is in response to Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote with the prompt Fragile.

FireBonnet

21 thoughts on “Shoot and Quote: Fragile – Moments of Truth

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie - Reflection or Shadow

  2. Meghan Post author

    Thank you Patti! It was with a Lumix FZ35, not a phone camera, which made it a little easier to hold and shoot (over and over… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  3. Meghan Post author

    Thank you so much Sharon… every time I see your work I think I need to try some painting! lol (I was never good at painting or drawing in art school, I was a sculptor… ah well, we can all dream ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  4. Mara Eastern

    This is short and sweet but extremely powerful. My favourite post by you! The image is beautifully post-edited and very touching, especially when combined with your comment on it.

  5. Lisa K

    What a beautiful photo! Now I’m laughing trying to picture how you got the shot without a reflection and while looking so calm. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Meghan Post author

    Thanks Amy! You should have seen the gyrations I went through to take the shot. It was a DSL camera, and not light! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Amy

    I really like the photo! You also did a great job of adding the texture, Meg!
    Appreciate you sharing your thoughts and quote.

  8. Eclectic

    Love the pic and guess what I found another similarity which I should have thought of before…..redheads!!! Next you will tell me your libran ๐Ÿ™‚ are you? Lol

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