Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Half Reality of Blogging (part 2)

About a week ago I commented on one of Abi's (Spiderwoman Knits) posts. In turn she took my comment and blogged about it. Read it and then look at my pictures. Those are 100% real. I'm a master in making things look better then they are. Isn't that part of the fun though?

Blogging is like daydreaming your own life.

I will stand behind a person to make myself look slimmer. I will push away the clutter to one side and photograph a project in an apparently clean and tidy house. I will photograph myself 10.000 times until I am slightly satisfied.

I would never photo-shop myself or my kids though. Boyfriend dear once opted: 'I love that picture of Wee One, let's enlarge it. I'll just 'shop' that crumb from his face.' My jaw dropped down. There's a lot of ways you can photo-shop your life, but you'll have to make real memories. With real memories go real pictures. With real people on them.

(I was planning to post a picture of my face early in the morning, I hope you'll forgive me for chickening out...!)
'my photo studio'
'photo studio 2'
'crisis centre'
'messy kitchen 1'


'messy kitchen 2''little helper'

2 comments:

Tijm said...

Wat een mooie blik op je leven!
Stuff om over na te denken....

En by the way.........wat wordt wee al groot!!

Karen said...

I love this post! So true...only I'm not brave enough to take the 'real' photos of my messy home:)