I once asked my friend @pyejirsa if he could photograph me and he could somehow show my vulnerable side. i want to say that the request confused him.
we came up with a concept shoot where a snake (a real one) was placed on my head. it wasn’t his idea. he actually didn’t like the snake but we had fun. it wasn’t exactly what i had in mind but i guess it’s an interpretation of vulnerability. if anything, i feel like that image made me look more badass than it did vulnerable. ••••••
my request actually came about because
one of my other friends had said something to me a few weeks prior. he said that nobody could get close to me coz i didn’t allow myself to be vulnerable. the funny thing is, he was a really good friend and from a close friend, that statement hurt. •••••••
the truth is, i built up strength over time and by necessity. behind the wall of strength is nothing but vulnerability.
last night, tired, late, no make up, stripped of the day’s layers, free of all the masks, full of emotions and somehow empty, i shot this image. i think i got the part that at the end of the day, only i see. ••••••• #vulnerable #n***d #selfportrait#honestportrait#photoglife#lightchaser
I have never seen a blue so blue. crater lake national park isn’t the least visited np, but it’s certainly not the most visited. it took a 3.5 hour plane ride and another 4-5 hours in the car to get here. but it was so worth it. this is the deepest lake in america, some 1,900 feet deep left by a volcano that erupted and then collapsed. the result is stunning. another np checked off my list and this one ranks near the top. #nationalparks#photoglife#craterlake#oregon#lovepcnw#lovenature#roadtrip