by Laura Swift
this is my second year of getting in front of the camera intentionally. the purpose: taking a self portrait at the beginning of the new year. it’s an interesting exercise to watch and look for ways i have changed and grown more into who i am.
Listen to some of my thoughts as i was setting up this self portrait. “As I look in the mirror this morning, I see someone with dreams. Will she share those dreams or keep them to herself? Will she dare to try them and risk failing? Is she feeling confident today? Does she believe in herself? Does she trust herself enough to try?
In this photo, I see an heirloom mirror of the past, a new mirror, and a blank canvas. I see a chance to start again, to re-start, in a new place, in a new year, to live those dreams that have only been whispered.
My goal this year is to look in the mirror more and really see that face looking back at me with those new strands of silvery hair and those wrinkles around that neck! I choose to encourage her with kindness and love, and I will remind her that she is strong and courageous and that dreams are still possible.”
In this photo i see lots of empty space and blank walls. what will i create in this place, in this time in my life? I am so excited to see what this new year brings.
To see more of Laura’s photography: http://lauraswiftphotography.com