When Procrastination Hits, Self-Portrait

I won't say much here, I have a mountain of work to do, but I thought I would share this self-portrait moment I created yesterday. I was on my way to the kitchen to pour myself more coffee and saw my dining room with light I thought couldn't wait to be photographed later.

Also, self-portraiture as a photographer is, I think, a necessary thing. You photograph yourself differently than you would if you were being photographed by someone. You really are interacting with the camera alone and there is a creative freedom in that.

Self Portrait with Steve the cat

I've lived in this house for ten years, but light can still sit in it in ways I have not paid attention to before -- also, I recently rearranged all my artwork scattered around the house onto one wall after marathoning through The Great Interior Design Challenge a while ago... and it's something I am still appreciating.

And my cat, Steve. I mean.. it's unfortunate that he's not faced toward the camera, but I am glad he made it into the photo. He is my day-long companion and constant shadow. I can't believe I ever lived in a world without him.

I think this photo is a little Wes Anderson... which I like. I think my FAVORITE Wes Anderson movie is The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Ok, back to work... but first, coffee.