I am Nancy | Photography is my therapy | From Selfie to Self-Portrait to Self-Esteem
Workshop: Long-Term Personal Project
- Cost 32,000THB (around 1,000USD I raised up to 1,200USD to cover the other expenses after deduction)
- Period Aug 17, 2018 - Dec 23,2018 (5 Months)
- Submission before Aug 5, 2018
Tumblr: just a wild thing
Just like the other people who not satisfied with themselves in some way somehow, in my case my body. I am too big, too fat and such. Caused lost my confidence and hate to see naked me and wanted to be like other girls/women.
Back in 2014, I met a friend I saw his naked sketch by his ex-gf. It reminded me of Titanic, the sketch of rose which I always wanted to have one. And that was the beginning that I started to interest in drawing of a naked woman in the past and nude art photography and started to take a selfie. The more I consumed the photos of nude/nude art photography one thing I noticed is there’s no picture of the woman in my size. I ask myself why? I want to see the girls/women my size in those beautiful works too.
So I decided to start with myself. I started bit by bit, not fully naked. The more I took a selfie of myself, the more I fell in love with myself. I found the beauty in me the way I never thought I will feel this to myself. It booted up my confidence and self-love. It changed my feeling toward myself and I started to interested in body-positive.
Why nude? I believe that we still can hide behind those clothes that we were wearing, hiding our marks, scars and such. I wanted to show the real skin, real mark, real scars and real body. That’s why I choose nude as my tool for my project. I wanted to show that we are all beautiful the way we are. I wanted to spread these message to whoever needs it. I received pretty good feedback, considered from the messages that I received. I am not an expert or professional photographer but at least photography had helped me and some people to start to see themselves and love themselves more than before. I want to keep creating and promoting my personal project.
The reason I wanted to join the program even if I am only an amateur photographer with lowerest knowledge of photography cause mostly I shoot based on my feeling. I wanted to create better work. More meaningful message on another level. To improve me and continue promoting self-love and body-positive with the more powerful messages but easy to reach the audient. Beautiful & meaningful. I want to shoot ordinary people to show them how beautiful they are and increase their confidence in themselves that is another project I want to do. I want them to see how it changed me from then to now and I believe it will do the same to them if they are open enough to embrace themselves as who they really are. Before I will be able to do that I want to educate myself and boots up my confidence as a photographer and a thinker project. "It’s personal. I wanna do it great."
I would love to thank you for supporting to fulfilled my wish to continue doing the work that I've already started, you will be a part of this project as my sponsor, you are not only supporting me but you also help me to help the other as well.
Thank you so much