photographers self portrait

Hybrid #1

My self-portraits explore my feeling that my body is too much; taking up too much space, too big to be attractive. For years I suffered from an eating disorder, obsessed with losing weight. Now in my photographs, I am reclaiming my body by taking up space in the frame. I felt locked in the cage that was my body. In my photographs the cage is represented by the edges of the frame and I am breaking out of it. I show my body stretching to the corners of the photograph, not letting myself crumple and submit to the passive female form.

Kelsey Michelle, 2015

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Catching the Sunrise

Nothing like hiking in the forest while it’s dark just to catch the sun rising from the top of a mountain. Hawksbill Mountain Trail in Linville Gorge, North Carolina.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil ( tumblr | instagram

Bathing in the moonlight. My take on this recent celestial event!

It was funny, I knew it was happening but didn’t really plan on shooting it at all. Ended up enjoying some beach time to shoot the waves and the post sunset glows when I noticed the moon was faintly emerging from the cloud layer below the horizon; it was such a nice welcome surprise. The beach was desolate, no other people at all. It was surreal. I have a bunch more photos but just sharing this initially as it’s most certainly different from the shots I’ve seen!

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil ( tumblr | instagram