Alright ya’ll, time for a bit more personal of a post. The first picture is a repeat, the original post which was this:
This photo is me on the scale. Now, I will forewarn you, this post is going to contain some rather negative views of myself. However, I am not searching for someone to call me, and make sure I’m doing okay, or that I know blah blah blah. This is purely out of honesty, and that’s all I wish of it.
The other day, I went into my friends bathroom, and as I was washing my hands, there was a little note on the mirror which I very much appreciated (forgive me, I don’t remember the exact wording, but it went something like this) - “WARNING: The images you see in this mirror are distorted by society.”
The last 5+ months, I’ve lost over 50 pounds. I’ve never been a person that thought highly of the way I look, and it is a constant struggle I will probably never get over, and it will always hinder my self-worth. However, I’ve made some major lifestyle changes that have only been for the good the last 5+ months, and I will continue said changes throughout the rest of my time.
This picture is me on the scale, to both represent how I felt about myself the last 21 years and 6 months, and how I feel about myself now, and hopefully in the future. **Note - it’s distorted for many reasons, I’ll leave that interpretation(s) up to you.**
My reasoning for posting this picture in the form of art is strictly for how honest this post/photo is. I’ve realized there are 2 factors in the art that I love and appreciate that are consistent - it’s dark (for the most part), and it’s very, very honest. In a sense, this.
Now the second picture is from a few days ago. In the next few weeks, it’ll be a year since I’ve started to change my life from a health stand point, and in that year, I’ve lost about 80 pounds. I feel a bit uncomfortable about this post, just because I don’t want to be one of “those,” but I am also quite proud of myself. As the commentary from the first picture shows, it’s been a struggle, and I’m not the only person who thinks in this mindset about themselves. This post is for all the reasons I stated in the first picture as a reminder to myself. It’s also a reminder to society to watch what we say, cherish, and honor about how people should/do look. And when all is said and done, it’s about honesty in everything I do, and this is a part of it. I’m not a photographer that will change world with my pictures, I’m just a person with a camera, hobby, and the need for a creative outlet, and this is it - and that means I can’t help but be personal.