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Self-Portraits: Feet or Face?

Like any other lomographer, I have a ton of photos of my own lovely self. Most of my favourites however, feature a different body part to the usual face photos. Read on after the jump to see the gallery.

Photo by kneehigh85

I am not saying I don’t like self portrait shots of my face — I do. And I have a fair few in my Lomohome, of all different varieties. There are those shot in a mirror:

And those with an outstretched arm (sometimes solo, sometimes with other people in them too):

Most of the shots I have taken of myself however, focus on a very different body part, and that is, my feet. Bizarrely, I don’t enjoy feet very much. I don’t like touching people’s feet and I don’t like people to touch mine. I don’t find feet sexy, and foot fetishes freak me out. Photos of feet on the other hand, I love, especially photos of my feet. The thing is, with photos of my face, they don’t evoke a memory or a feeling in me because it is fairly new seeing your face — you don’t remember how much fun you had somewhere by seeing your own smile, because when you were there enjoying whatever it was, you weren’t looking at your face but at all the things that were going on around you. Your feet, however you can look at, and I often do.

I like seeing shoes (my second biggest passion and collection after cameras!) and I love seeing all the different textures we walk on — from the beautiful Gaudi inspired tiles in Barcelona, to the metal grill covering the subway in New York. Seeing a photo incorporating the shoes I was wearing and the exact spot I was standing in, brings back the most vivid memories for me — which is why my super selfies gallery below is comprised of photos of my own feet!

Occasionally, I let other people jump in and be in my feet shots — but only if I like their shoes!!!

written by kneehigh85

4 comments

  1. jennysparkle

    jennysparkle

    Love your feet shots! You crack me up you daft sausage!

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  2. sirio174

    sirio174

    always faces in self portraits!

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  3. pinkfallingstars

    pinkfallingstars

    omg! i love this article. soo very true (: i totally agree faces and feet (:

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  4. easilydistracted

    easilydistracted

    both! I always take photos of my feet too :)

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