Category Archives: self

Self Portrait: ‘From the Ashes’

For those of you that will remember last year I did a Self Portrait Challenge to take one self portrait every week. It was a lot of fun and was something I was able to do while traveling through Europe as well. Being inspired by a few self portraits I was commissioned to do recently, I have decided to restart this again invite you all to be involved! I have created a link up which will start every Saturday and end every Friday night. You can link up to old or new self portraits as long as they are a self portrait you took of yourself. So set your self timers and get your tripods ready and I look forward to seeing your creative spirit come alive on the weekends. The self portrait ‘From the Ashes’ was one of the test shots on one of the self portrait concepts I was working on last week. I really liked this one and decided I would save it for this challenge. While I usually would have gone with the black eye shadow, I used actual charred wood from our back garden. A bit of inspiration taking from my sons who showed up in the house with faces covered in black one day. I took this one right next to our dining room window to take use of the natural light. I think the reason I like it so much is it reminds me of the Afgan girl photographed for the cover of National Geographic. Maybe it is because we both have hazel eyes. If you have not heard about Sharbat Gula‘s story, I recommend that you check it out.

Self Portrait ‘From the Ashes’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved –


I try to do one every week and post on a Saturday. 

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A Compass Rose

Self Portrait: ‘Unanswered’

Self Portrait by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved |

I took today’s self portrait before breakfast while my thoughts were focused around the basic human need of interaction with others.  We were not put on this earth to be alone.  While I love my personal time away from the world if I had no one to share it with my life would be void and without purpose.  
I owe my fondest childhood memories, the stories that span across Europe, to my parents.  The good and bad days of the past have formed me into who I am today.  I have been told I got married as I was just a few months shy of turning twenty one.  When I met my husband at Uni I had that moment of clarity that we would spend the rest of our lives together.  Why wait years down the road to experience an inevitable life together.  I always wanted a family to experience a world of travel together like I had with my parents.  So we began our family and eventually found our way to return to Europe. 
Sometimes it can be hard to keep the lines of communication open.  Life can get busy and the world can push itself forward ahead in the priorities.  However sometimes it can be as simple as remembering to make sure that ‘you’ are plugged in.  

*photography belongs to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved |

Nature & You

Self portrait for ‘You’
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‘Nature’ walk and take time to smell the flowers.
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The masks I’m seeing by hand, embellished with a superhero logo for my son Maddox birthday party.