It was my month to select a photo for the group to ‘riff’ on. My image is below.
This was a session I did last year with my client Kristin. We explored themes of sensuality, silliness, vulnerability and honesty. My client was brave and choose to show the parts of her that aren’t always easy to share. For her, I think it was less about revealing her body and more about confronting her insecurities by allowing herself to be playful, whimsical and see herself in a new light – with a new lens. Everyone has parts of themselves that are hard to embrace in ourselves – let alone in front of a camera. I applaud the act of stepping into the unknown and facing our fears. I can relate to shielding parts of myself and hiding my vulnerabilities. It takes courage to explore your unknown.
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brené Brown
I’m sure Meghan Davidson has an interesting take on this photo…let’s have a look…