On our trip Liss discovered the true fun and excitement of ism, which was really cool for me to observe. I’ve been shooting myself for a good few years now so have forgotten how it takes a bit of getting used to, working out how to take interesting and flattering naked pictures of yourself. It’s not as easy as it may seem. Now it’s pretty much second nature to me, whenever I’m alone basically I get my gear off and have a bit of a play. It’s a fun and creatively productive way to pass the time. And good for those of us who enjoy indulging in the self from time to time…
I think ism is a really powerful concept, even if it’s not used to post on the internet but for a personal journey, or something to share with a friend or lover. It’s quite confronting to see your body from every angle, sometimes very close up, sometimes a part of you that you’d rather pretend is not there. A great process of self-acceptance, love and confidence comes from this. Being involved in ism has allowed me to see the beauty ‘beyond’, a very personal and free-form self-expression platform open to interpretation from both contributor and viewer is a rare, beautiful and healthy thing.
Stay tuned for Liss’s first ‘i shot myself’ folio coming soon at www.ishotmyself.com, it’s going to be epic!