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Gallery: Self Portrait
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This is my first contribution to the gallery. It’s a great blogging innovation since the carnivals and memes have become a little tiring and dull for me. That’s not to say they’re not good, I have a very short attention span.

It’s a very thoughtful inspiration as well and one that resonates with us all, especially if you have lost your Mum like AWNTYM who bravely, and proudly posted her photos.

I have three photos which I’m posting as my contribution. It may seem vain but they do tell a story. They were taken last month while we were stuck in Juan les Pins in the South of France and unable to get home due to the volcanic cloud. We were staying in a 4* hotel which was great, except it was empty (except for a phantom crapper who dropped a load outside of our lift – I kid you not), and also it felt like The Shining. It was weird.

So I thought I’d take some profile shots for my blog. I’d washed all my underwear with shampoo because the laundry service was about 12 Euros per item – I’d only planned for 6 days not 10. Frankly, I was also going a bit stir crazy. After too much steak and red wine, I decided I was going to pen a post on blogging styles. This photo was meant to be on the rhetoric of washing your dirty linen in public and on your blog. It’s not something I do a lot of mostly because I’m a wimp but I do admire a lot of bloggers who write cathartically. So while I’ve yet to realise my story in full, this is me everyone.

The first one is the laundry shot – I will still use this photo for a comment piece because it’s quite atmospheric – I cheekily cropped this for my profile pic too

nixdminx laundry

Second is the more serious one but it actually reminds me of my Mum and my daughter so there is a thread I like. I know I was talking through my teeth to my daughter as I took this. She was watching French TV and about to go to sleep. We were desperately awaiting news of the airspace reopening so I think there’s a bit of tension too.

nixdminx profile picture

And finally I love this one because it looks like I am in league with an evil twin but it’s really me and me – my reflection looks soft in comparison to the hard profile so this image has a sense of inner vulnerability about it which I like – I also look like I’m sharing a joke, which I probably was with my daughter, who found the whole episode completely nutty.

nixdminx twin photo

Isn’t it funny though, I don’t know if it’s just me but it really shows the photos were taken in a sunny place, even though it’s the evening. I’ve always believed that location always seeps into photography and mysteriously too; this is surely proof of that.

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18 Comments to “Gallery: Self Portrait”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by nixdminx eva keogan. nixdminx eva keogan said: My contribution to this week's gallery: Self Portrait – yes, this is me… now you know what a nixdminx looks like [...]

  2. Very cool photos. I was thinking your profile pic on Twitter was very cool and now I know the story behind it! Excellent first entry! ;)

    .-= Karin @ Cafe Bebe´s last blog ..The Many Faces of Me =-.

  3. Love the washing shot. Are you serious about the poo? That is totally grim.
    .-= Sian – MummyTips´s last blog ..Self Portrait…. The Gallery =-.

    • admin says:

      Every time I think back to the toilet roll and dangers signs we found outside the lift near our hotel room I laugh and then think ‘Ewww’. We tried to think some poor baby had a bad accident but it was possibly something a bit more sinister. After all, being stuck out on a limb and no way home was surreal but that took the biscuit.

  4. Being stuck in Juan les Pins doesn’t saound too bad at first, but it’s frustrating being stuck anywhere and feeling like you’re in limbo. And no-one wants to be stuck anywhere with a phantom crapper.
    .-= Kath@Parklover´s last blog ..A River Runs Through It (The Carrs, Wilmslow) =-.

  5. Potty Mummy says:

    Love the knicker shot – well, love all of them, actually!
    .-= Potty Mummy´s last blog ..The Gallery, Week 12 =-.

  6. Love the last pic… good interpretation :)

    • admin says:

      thanks – I seem to remember you left yourself out of the photo but you’re not going to get away with it that easily, I shall hunt you out on your blog lady!

  7. Steph says:

    The poo thing is rank! But a memorable, if not slightly rancid story to tell. Great pics!
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..The Gallery – Self Portrait =-.

  8. TheMadHouse says:

    You look stunning espeically on the second image, the light is just perfect
    .-= TheMadHouse´s last blog ..The Gallery – Self portrait =-.

  9. Fab photos. Love the ‘evil twin’ one!

  10. Nova says:

    That last one is especially good and if you hadn’t said I would never have realised it was you and your reflection….just a twin or someone looking similar! ;0)

  11. Great photos, I love the lighting in them and you look gorgeous x

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