Friday, July 6, 2012

Pretty Not Pretty

I was inspired by this artist to do some self portraits; and as I was posing for my pictures of course I found myself trying to look pretty! Doesn't everyone want to look pretty in a picture? But then I got sick of all that- the pictures never turned out as pretty as I wanted them to, or as pretty as so and so or so and so's picture. I thought to myself, what if I didn't try to be pretty? Would it be so terrible for someone to see an ugly picture of me? We are always posing, always wanting to be seen a certain way-and the way we want to be seen often changes from group to group. We all make judgements whether we want to or not because appearances are often the first thing we know about a person we haven't met. Unfortunately, we make these judgements so quickly and so unconsciously that sometimes we may be surprised to learn something new about someone we've already pegged. The good thing is, everyone else is worried about their image too, so most likely they won't notice that tiny little zit on your nose or that scar or those few grey hairs. 
But maybe they will and who cares!?
So here is my little homage to ugly, go out and get ugly today!

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
- Oscar Wilde


  1. I don't know. I think you can work that.

  2. You are so funny and awesome Jaime ! I love this! Laugh my ass off. Love u!