Before anything else :: I finally have created a Facebook page for FiveTwentyThree! If you like the site, please show a little love!
On January 1, I started a 365 Photo A Day project. Every day, I’ve taken a self-portrait, and I’m hoping to make it all the way through the year. I made a poor effort at one a few years ago, and made it a few weeks before losing interest. Shooting an image on the 5D, importing it, Photoshopping, and then uploading somewhere was kinda pain to do every day, and more than half of them wound up being poor quality shots from my desktop’s camera. Now that the iPhone has a million different apps and photo effects, it’s much more accessible than it used to be. I have no excuse now to skip a day, so I might actually make it all the way until December 31!
Truthfully, I feel very self-conscious about doing this. I had debated on keeping all of the images private, or just sending them directly to a set on Flickr and never posting about it anywhere. I was never shy when I worked with Suicide Girls, but for whatever reason, candid and personal shots have always made me cringe a little.
Does a blog’s popularity comes from posting a ton of self-portraits and outfit photos, since it seems many do just that, with little to no other content? Or is it just a way for the audience to connect with the blogger herself? I’ve been mulling that over quite a bit lately, and am curious to hear your thoughts on it, should you have an opinion on it.
I’ve been sticking to my Tarot studies! Each day, I draw a card and study its meaning. It’s been interesting to see how many of them repeat until I apply what they are trying to tell me to my life.
More images after the jump!
Not every photo is the best of the bunch.
All photos were shot on an iPhone 5, using filters from the apps Instagram, PictureShow, Picfx, Afterglow, and Flickr!
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