(Checking to see if I have service on my shell phone)
(All pics. snapped on 5/29/15, using a Sony Cybershot, and edited on iPhoto)
Those of you who used to follow The Big Ugly waaaaay back in its glorious (albeit short-lived) heyday, are no strangers to the fact that although I truly do love to write (ad infinitum during certain particularly verbose periods in my checkered blogging past), a series of unfortunate circumstances awhile back, literally and figuratively - left me speechless. Gone were the days when I was free to brazenly, and vividly recount the stories that accompanied my self-portraiture adventures, for fear that I might incriminate myself yet again…and wind up in a deeper pile of doo-doo than I already was.
That being said, there is also a part of me that prefers to allow every viewer to draw their own conclusions when observing my drawings, paintings, and photographs. And that is precisely the reason that I never title anything that I create…I would rather have an onlooker decide for themselves what they perceive the work to be about, rather than force-feed my own personal slant on the piece(s) in question.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, that although it was (and still is) terribly unnatural for me to have to curb my verbal enthusiasm most times…I do think that there are instances where a "less is more" approach is completely appropriate, perhaps even optimum. And I believe that as far as the story behind, and being told in the group of selfpics above is concerned? It's gonna havta be up to you guys to fill in the blanks…Have fun!
Gosh, your pictures are so breathtakingly beautifulReplyDelete
@cammies on the floor - Why, THANK You! Reading your comment warmed my heart <3Delete
I really like the third pic (but I am a sucker for a good reflective photo). Cackled at the 'shell phone' pun :)ReplyDelete
@Curvaceous Dee - Mirrors can be so much fun, can't they? ("shell phone"…I'm a dork, haha!)Delete
I'm so glad you started your blog again. I've always enjoyed your work. And as a very amateur photographer, I've really learned a lot from you. Your composition, lighting and subject environment of each photo presents me with more questions that have to be answered. Thank you. You are such a wonderful artist of so many genres. I wish you much success. Peace.ReplyDelete
@Carl Nudi - You are way too KIND! I'm a total amateur myself though, Carl…I'm pretty sure that a "real" photographer would think that I do most everything as wrong as is humanly possible, haha!Delete
I’m very glad you’re back. I missed your work (and the stories that went with it).ReplyDelete
It’s apparent that your skill didn’t diminish in your absence, and the move to BWI. (Seriously?!?!)
@KBCraig - I'm super stoked to be taking selfpics again (didn't realize how much I missed it until I snapped these recent sets). The stories will be less plentiful this go-around however…just need to be sort of careful-ish. And yeah - Anguilla is the freakin' BEST - I so love living here!!!Delete
Every one of these shots is absolutely gorgeous...I've missed viewing your work so much!ReplyDelete
@Penny - Thank You so MUCH, Lovely! I'll do my best to keep The Big Ugly updated and interesting for you :)Delete