Ugh. I was worried about this assignment. How to take an interesting self-portrait without simply standing in front of a mirror? I considered using the timer, but with my focus point issues and lighting problems somewhat unresolved, that seemed risky.
Here is what I came up with: a portrait of myself in the lid of a cooking pot signifying one of my favorite hobbies. My mother instilled a love of the Food Network in me. We used to watch the Martha Stewart show before Oprah came on after school together. We’d watch Martha cook up roasts and stews and sweets and place them on her perfectly arranged tabletop complete with fresh floral arrangements. Oh Martha, you set the bar so high! I watched cooking shows for years before I actually started cooking for myself on a regular basis after graduating college. Now, it’s one of my favorite things to do.
A little over-exposed and with the focus point out of whack: here’s me! Fitting, really.