On Being Me


Warning: contains nudity (who would have thought I’d ever have to write this – I certainly didn’t).

Some self-portraits taken on two different days in the last five weeks. I’m not going to add any words for once because I hope they’ll speak to you in their own way.

Feedback is welcome, if you have any thoughts and feelings you’d like to share.

Have a lovely week, be kind & take care of yourselves and thank you for being here. ❤️

my favourite. it represents so, so much.

      1. I’m glad you can see all of this in my photos, though it makes me kinda sad that you can relate to it so much 🙈 take care, my dear <3

        1. Don’t be sad! I think everyone feels vulnerable and trapped at some point. If you don’t, then you’re probably a sociopath or just too dumb to know any better.

          1. haha that’s a good reply :) then I’m not, I’m glad you see it that way! x

    1. Interesting, makes me think of empty apartments and what goes on in them.

      1. Thank you for your feedback! :) I’m trying to find older/more abandoned looking places, I think it’ll make the photos more interesting.

    1. The expressions on your face, along with the grey light and empty room, definitely convey a sense of being trapped: of desperation. These are powerful, emotional photographs.

      1. Josh, it’s so great to hear from you again! The other day I just remembered your wonderful comment interpreting some portraits I shared here almost two years ago. Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you’re doing well! x

          1. :) yeah, so much has changed since then and yet you’ve always seen something in my photos, have always been so supportive. I’m really grateful for having you around!

    1. Guten Morgen Monika,

      Vorab zu Deinem Blog: Im WordPress-Reader erscheint nur ein Ausschnitt Deines Beitrags, das hast Du ja so eingestellt. Klickt man nun auf “mehr lesen”, so kommt man zwar auf Deine Seite, es ist aber (für mich) nicht mehr möglich, sich einzuloggen, es endet im Nichts. Kein Like oder Kommentar möglich. Dies nur zur Info.

      Dein erstes Bild gefällt mir am besten. 😊 Die Türe auf den anderen Bildern dominiert sehr und in Kombination mit dem Fenster noch mal mehr. So wirken sie auf mich. Schöne Arbeiten insgesamt. Freundliche Grüße Olaf

      1. Hallo Olaf,

        Herzlichen Dank für deinen aufmerksamen Kommentar!

        Ich glaube das Problem beim WordPress-Reader scheint nur vereinzelt aufzutreten und ich wüsste nicht, wie es zu beheben ist.. aber danke für die Info (und dass du dir trotzdem die Mühe gemacht hast hier zu schreiben!).

        Und auch danke für dein ehrliches Feedback! Habe zur Zeit leider keine grossartige Möglichkeiten bezüglich Räumlichkeiten, aber ich habe tatsächlich geplant eine kleine Reise zu unternehmen um mit anderen Settings zu experimentieren :))

        Schöne Restwoche und alles Liebe,

    1. The shots are beautiful and inspired. Honestly, right now I feel the way you look in all of them, except the last one– your favourite. I don’t understand the emotion in that one, but the rest of them– and maybe I’m just projecting here, but– they bear an air of vulnerability, worry, heartbreak, and a general pain that I relate to. Again, I realise I might just be projecting, because that’s where I’m at right now, but that’s what they say to me.

      1. oh, thank you so much for your elaborate feedback! I hope you’ll feel better soon, figure out whatever needs to be figured out to feel a bit more peaceful again. What I like about photos is that the viewer is free to interpret whatever he wants, so what you see in them is totally valid. And I’m glad you can see those things. I didn’t create them with anything specifically in my mind but there was a lot going on I didn’t understand and still don’t fully do so there’s no right or wrong way to look at them :)
        Take care x

    1. This was a beautiful post, Monika. The pictures speak for themselves. They were tastefully done. The human body is wicked beautiful . It’s only when some people make it filthy that it becomes repulsive . I enjoyed this photo post.

    1. This looks like what the inside of a troubled and despairing mind feels. You captured it amazingly. I admire your work immensely, and it was hauntingly beautiful.

      1. oh, thank you very much for your comment full of kindness and support! i appreciate it a lot and hope you’re doing well. x

        1. Thank you, Monika, for thinking of others when you seem to be the one who needs an ear, or a shoulder, in these photographs. :)

          1. don’t worry, I’m slowly learning how to cope with the mess and I know I’m not alone, that helps a lot :)

      1. oh, thank you very much! This is one of the main questions I’m working on at the moment, I’m glad you see this in the photos!

    1. Thanks, Monica, for visiting my blog at psycheandspirit.net and reading “On being Odd”. I can see from your work that you have acquired the capacity to be yourself in unique and creative ways. You are not afraid to let that shine through. May that spirit enrich your journey.

      Richard Patterson
      El Paso TX

    1. My first response was to worry about your well-being…glad to read and know that you are creatively expressing, and actually in a very good space. Very evocative work!

      1. I’m good, don’t worry – thank you for caring and the compliments, though! :) Happy New Year, Vikki!

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