52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 7

52-week photo challenge: week 752-Week Photo Challenge: Week 7 | Portrait: Faceless

“WEEK 7: Portrait: Faceless: Tell someone’s story without showing their face.”

I just wanted to start this week’s 52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 7 by saying that first: it’s by far the most difficult one yet. And second; I’ve been doing this challenge wrong on purpose.

And what I mean by this is that this challenge is meant for making that ONE photo that represents what the challenge is about that week. And I upload many, not just one. But I do that because I feel short by just uploading one. I don’t want to limit myself creatively. So if one week I just make 1 photo work, then I only upload that one. If I like 50, then 50. (Hard, but it’s a hypothetical).

This week’s 52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 7  wasn’t difficult because of the theme itself, it was rather my current situation that made it difficult. For this challenge, I pictured some kind of candid street photography or photographing one of my best friends who has her whole body tattooed with cool and personal things, so the tattoos are telling her story, etc. But I’m in the countryside, and the only subjects I can shoot organically and not-staged are cows, sheep, and chickens.

So I just ended up staging the thing. But I’m ok with it because it forced me to get more creative and thinking outside the box.

So this is my directed and staged and not organically candid photo for this week’s 52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 7.

I’m not going to explain what this photo means. You may look at it and think or feel nothing, or maybe you’ll come up with your own story for it. For me, it has a real story and meaning behind it, but it is very personal so I’m not going to tell. Let me know what you think the real story behind it is in the comments below!

So, remember you can find more inspiration at #52weeksab on the gram.

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6 Comments

    • andrea
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:28 AM

      Thank you!

  1. September 22, 2018 / 7:28 PM

    to me the photo means you’re always facing yourself and maybe you’ve always wanted to do something or go somewhere but haven’t because you’re letting yourself get in the way.

    • andrea
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:30 AM

      It’s not exactly what I meant with this photo, but your take on it it’s pretty accurate either way!

    • andrea
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:29 AM

      Thank you so much!

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