The photo assignment for this week was an environmental portrait. A portrait of your environment that reflects you, not necessarily including a face*, more of a still life. Hmmmm. We were on holiday in southern California this week so this was a challenge on multiple levels. Vacations aren't still!! Ack!
I think this collage encompasses a portrait of the vacation environment. It is filled with the smiling faces of my beloved family, the action-packed events of the days, the tummy-smiling food that was showcased on the holiday and throughout the week, and the overall connections and fun that our family had this past week! (Click the image for a larger view).
I had a blast with this assignment...my sister Laurie, a lovely photographer in her own right (B&W image with camera) worked with me on getting it all together (and she took the shot of me, Shayna and my mom...thank you for sharing). We had a blast. I think I finally "enabled" her into the world of food photography (her camera with the eggs)...how do you capture "enabling" in pixels?! :)
What do you think, did I capture my vacation environment in a way that says "me"?
Clockwise from the top left: me**, Scooter, food photography, mom, Shayna, Jill and Shayna, Laurie, Jill, Laurie (yep...twins!), pumpkin spice cake (yum...all gone, now!), hummingbird, Dad and Mr. NK, new socks (more later!!!), floral arrangement for turkey day.
*Funny...I usually stay clear of "face" photography...but it really seemed to fit this time, and I was very pleased with how the "face" pics turned out.
**The autumn color in my hair is real, not photoshopped (LOL!!)...and the bracelets: prostate cancer, animal rescue, ALS, breast cancer, 'ONE', Notorious Sock Knitter (I think the bracelets should've been the self-portrait, don't you?)
p.s. I'm using a Mac...oy...if any formatting is off, I apologize...chalk it up to a vacation-inspired design element!! :)