The Honest Portrait Project 2.0
Hey! The Honest Portrait is back with some awesome participants and stories.
This round has: a sweet defiance born from not being allowed colourful items/choices earlier in life - so now, “All-The-Things-Blue-I’ll-Be-Myself-Damnit” attitude, an accordion serenading, dating profile pics, a social media maven in front of the camera, a cool grandma jumping into a superhero pose, dancing, laughing, business owners sitting cross-legged on the floor and/or poised elegantly, and even some partaking in some fine whiskey drinking in the afternoon. It’s diverse and real.
If you’d like to take a link back to my original #thehonestportrait started on International Women’s Day in spring 2018- here’s a link to the first Honest Portrait shoot with those brave individuals. Part of that blog post explains my original vision. I also had recently opted not to continue with university classes because I felt that I personally had more to gain—and more to offer the world—by putting a PERSON in front of my camera to share their stories, rather than putting me in front of a computer writing another paper.
THIS IS WHAT I LOVE. GIVE ME YOUR LIFE STORIES, YOUR WISDOM, YOUR LAUGHTER, YOUR FOOLISHNESS, YOUR SERIOUSNESS, YOUR TEARS, YOUR SILLINESS,
YOUR REAL YOU.
JUST SHOW UP with what you have to offer. I’ll capture it in photo and we can share it with the world.
Again, I've collected quotes below the photos from the participants as their own words say it better than I could express. I will say that I had to put my camera down a few times in different sessions just to be fully present with the stories and the moment.
These clients are the best. I’m really just one part of this process that allows these brave, honest individuals to be noticed and seen. So, THANK YOU again you lovely humans.
Next Honest Portrait 3.0 is soon. Stay tuned to my social for dates!
This is me making fun of myself.
Everyone’s always “what do I do with my hands?!?!”
Yeah, I get you. I get you.