Hello friends of Steemit <3 I hope you're starting your weekend alright :)
Today, I want to share a couple pictures I took a while ago while doing some studies on self portraits.
I wanted to start a self portrait series on the parts of me that I like. It's kind of a challenge I also gave myself, which is supposed to force me to find the nice parts about my appearance and embrace them.
I started with my mouth. Mole, lips, tongue, teeth.
It's natural for me to feel confident about my lips, I've always liked them and they're the part of my face I like the most. My teeth aren't perfect, and I'm really okay with that, but I have to admit I was very ashamed of them in the past, so I often avoided smiling.
I think the "beauty mark" over my mouth makes me look cute and it also is a big part of me, I think it's one of my characteristics and I'd never like to remove it; I mean, Marilyn Monroe had one too!
Also, something I love about myself is my tongue because it allows me to communicate with my voice, I stick it out when I'm goofing around, I perceive amazing flavors and textures with it... But ultimately I really appreciate it because it's an instrument I'll forever use to be heard.
It's hard a little hard for me to actually put onto words why I like this and that about myself, or why I think this or that is special, because I've always been a very self concious person. Anywho, it's a small personal challenge I'm trying to achieve at my own pace.
Also, if there's a lack of words, hey, that's what pictures are for, right? :)
Taken by @mariacaffrey, using Nikon D3400 and AF Nikkor 18-35mm, with F4.5, ISO 12800, 1/50s.