+ [30-12-13] - Self-portrait | Kaleidoscope-Blue — taken in my home in Nigeria.
Note: one of my favourite Self-portraits to-date. I find the stories behind my self-portraits are often far more enjoyable than the portrait itself. Aside from the fact that I’m serving you guys 90s-soft-grunge-realness. HA!
In this particular shot, I am looking at my mum! She caught her “little princess” (don’t you dare laugh) in the kitchen at 7 AM taking photos. She was up, doing laundry and walked by the kitchen and caught me in the act. After a while, she dropped the basket she had in-hand, stood by the doorway with arms folded and watched in admiration. (Probably ‘cause the dress I’m wearing was hers back in the 90’s and I snagged it from her wardrobe. (((:)
I tried to maintain a straight face, but her glare was so intense, I broke. I looked over to her and I just melted.
I don’t think these words do justice to what was encapsulated in that moment, and how significant it is to me.