I’m taking part in Molly’s February Photofest this year. For the last week or two I’ve been busy working on 28 photos for 28 days. I’ve decided to make my February Photofest entirely black and white so I’ve been pushing contrast, accentuating shadows and wondering how dark is too dark? As an antidote, today I decided to go for colours so light and soft they’re almost pastel. So, here, clad in white lace, is my peachy arse.
A year ago I shared this photo for Exhibit A’s Christmas meme. I love its cold wintry feel and it always makes me feel a little shivery when I look at it. Exhibit A’s reopened the Christmas prompt so I thought I’d do a different version this year and create an image with a warm and cosy feel. So, for Sinful Sunday and the Christmas prompt, here is The Holly and the Ivy (reprise).
I don’t do glass ceilings, I do glass desks. I also rise to a challenge…
“When I’ve painted a woman’s bottom so that I want to touch it, then [the painting] is finished.” Renoir
The final shot from the Hampstead Pergola series, by @jedihamster001
“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.” Jean Cocteau
I watched a film yesterday where in one scene a five-year-old boy who has been held hostage his whole life stares in wonder as he sees his reflection for the first time. It got me thinking about how many baby toys are mirror-based. Isn’t it sad that for so many of us a time comes when mirrors change from being objects that captivate and entertain to ones that admonish and chastise?
In celebration of mirrors reflecting good things, here’s a self portrait that I love. I took it playing around in a hotel bathroom in Berlin some 18 months ago – before this blog was even born. I like the framing of the photo and how my breast and arse look but one of the things I love most is that it reminds me of a really fun holiday with friends.
Where I was meant to be last week was India. Where I was was London. Bureaucracy gets in the way of productivity in my job occasionally.
On Monday morning I tweeted this:
On Monday afternoon the mischievousness and creativity resulted in bringing a little bit of India to me, namely by having a bit of fun with an old sari printing block I picked up on a previous visit. It’s always good to turn round a situation that’s a bit of an arse!