Self Portrait 365|29


We live in an age in which youth is glorified and deified, and a society that equates beauty with young women, perfect women, of a certain size and shape of face and body. An impossible dream made so by air-brushing and photoshopping and cosmetic surgery, and we forget about that illusion as we hold ourselves to these unobtainable standards.

We forget about the beauty that runs deep within our souls, the beauty that comes from living a full life, that comes from taking risks with love and life, with each line upon our face a testament to our daring.

Stephanie Anderson Ladd


Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
F/stop: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/60 sec
ISO speed: ISO-400
Focal length: 50mm
Post processing: Photoshop Elements
Filters: Adjust saturation | Diffuse Glow | Adjust levels
Overlay : Photograph of concrete
Blending Mode: Multiply 34%


About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing

2 thoughts on “Self Portrait 365|29

  1. I love this one too! You look so confident. I wonder what makes me see such differences in you with just a single picture. I have seen so many sides it’s like looking at all the facets in a diamond. Is it my old eyes, your camera lens or your beautiful face. I choose to believe in the latter.

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