A year of self #57 – Breaking out of my comfort zone

One of the reasons I chose to do a year of self-portraits was to push myself photographically.   I knew that there would be times when I would feel silly, or ugly, or uncomfortable. I knew there would be times when I would hesitate before posting an image.

This image below is one of those hesitations.  Taken nearly a month ago, I have sat on this one for weeks, wondering when, or if, I would ever have the courage to publish it.

This photograph speaks to me, and it speaks for me. It is both an image of my aging body and a symbol of it – beginning to show the wear of time –  but still mine, and still strong.