“Escape” ~ © Christine Erin Photography 2015
“She finally had to go….and leave behind the place and the people who had hurt her. But then….then she realized….the hardest pain to escape was that which she created in her own mind. The journey had begun.”
It’s been so long since I have posted on my blog. I hope some of my followers are still here and may still remember me. I am going to try to do this more, and share with you what I have been up to for so long.
So here’s the basic scoop: I needed to Escape.
This past winter was a long, hard one for me, and I needed something to pull me through. Something to help me pick up the pieces of my broken self. I won’t get into how ~or why~ I was broken; we have all been there at one point or another. It was something that I allowed to happen and something that I had to fix on my own. My family is, was, and always has been there for me; but when I got into this place I needed to get myself out….on my own…in my own way. So I turned to my photography. I started to explore things. Dream things. Challenge myself. Eventually…..finally….. I took to the one thing that has always made me the most uncomfortable, and made myself do it: Self-portraiture.
I delved into this world and took pictures of myself. I had the messages (see the message below the picture – above) and photo titles in my mind before I took the shots. I exposed my soul, I exposed my thoughts, I exposed my weaknesses…. I exposed what I was capable of both on camera and in the editing area. Then I began to realize, I was starting to heal.
“Escape” wasn’t the first fine art project that I did. In fact it was about the 7th or 8th. However, it’s the one that speaks to me the most about why I started to do it. So, in starting to share my fine art photography with all my fellow blogger friends, I felt it was appropriate to share this image and quote first. I look forward to backtracking and sharing them all with you as the weeks pass…and sharing my new creations with you as I make them.
“Escape”, as well as my other fine art prints, are available for purchase through galleries nationwide. This print available as a 20×30 acrylic print at Romantique Boutique Vintage Marketplace in Erie, PA. Please email Christine at: firstname.lastname@example.org for gallery information and number.
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