February 16, 2016

h o n e s t y [a list of photographs]


breathe, keep breathing, don't lose your nerve. breathe, keep breathing. i can't do this alone. / radiohead [LISTEN]

well, i never did finish that birthday series of which i had so many grand plans. mm. yes. sorry about that. but instead, i have returned and i am giving to you an idea that i have been developing for a while. the core of this idea is a simple question.


this question does not refer exclusively to words, but also to aesthetics. i wake up and participate in a world constantly attempting to hide my and its imperfections. i waste too much of my life trying to be pretty, collected, structured, easily understood. in repentance - in rebellion, i wanted to be honest with myself about who i am, and i compiled a series of raw photographs documenting my insecurities. this is who i am, to be honest.


CONCLUSION: imperfection is okay.

therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. the old has passed away; behold, the new has come. II CORINTHIANS 5:17

i want to challenge you. anyone who might be reading this, i guess. i want you to do the same thing. i want you to take your makeup off and be honest with yourself. i want you to photograph yourself as you are, not as you want to be. i want you to be okay with yourself. this is THE HONESTY CHALLENGE