52-Week Self Portrait Project | 52/40
Life Isn’t Always Beautiful
Sometimes, I don’t really want to be known as the chick who does self-portraits that are always glamorous or beautiful. I think it is equally as important to send a message and raise awareness for things.
Social media can be fun and exciting; a place to share lovely images of exotic places and gorgeous sunsets, but it can also be a way to share thoughts, experiences, and things that we feel are important.
While traveling this year, I felt drawn to the homelessness of the places I was at; it became quite real as I walked the streets of Chicago, and my heart sunk after each person I passed and each sign I read.
It became my goal to do a series of images that did not look at beauty; however, look at the realness of the world around us and hopefully raise awareness on issues that we often try to forget.
I hope this gives you pause, even if it is just for a moment.