The Gallery: Self portrait

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I love photographs. Always have done.
But I loathe and detest having my own photo taken. I don’t think I’m particularly photogenic and as I’m usually the one behind the camera, it’s been really really easy to avoid.

But a previous Gallery post written by Laura at Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy really touched me: What if my children grow up and look back on their childhood and wonder where the heck mummy was?

I don’t want that to happen.

It’s all too easy to groan at the lines, the skin tone, the slow decline of glossy hair as you get older.
But actually, I think a life is reflected in a face and you can tell an awful lot about a person from it.
This post is for week 12 of The Gallery: Self Portrait.

So what did you all come up with?
It’s week 12 of The Gallery and as you know, I launched it to showcase all the amazing photographs I see dotted around the blogs I visit.
This is an online art gallery of all your work.
And the results have been stunning and exceeded my wildest expectations.
People taking part have seen the number of people visiting their blog rise, they’ve met new people and have helped create an exciting buzz around the internet.
That’s you helping drive this. You are making a different just by taking photographs!

And the beauty is you can jump in any time you like.

Miss a week, miss 2, come back; you don’t even have to post a picture if you don’t want to, just visit everyone else’s. If you are joining in this week at the foot of this post you will find a widget to add the URL to your own Gallery post.
The aim is to get as many of your photographs viewed by others, so if you do have the time, make sure you try and visit some of the other entries – even if it’s only a couple – and let them know what you think.
And if you’ve missed this week’s prompt, no problem as there will be a new one on Friday.I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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