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.