95. Do a Self Portrait in Public: If you've taken a look at my current self portrait project you will notice that they are mostly in private places. I get embarrassed really easily and doing a self portrait in public is a sure fire way to get people staring at you.
When I was traveling out west last summer with Marissa I knew I wanted to do a portrait in a wide open space with the mountains in the distance. I figured I could find a nice quiet place, but it rained a LOT and I had to take advantage of the first sunny day we had. Unfortunately (for me) we were right outside of Bozeman, one of Montana's busier cities, when the sun finally showed itself.
It looks like I'm in the middle of nowhere, but this portrait was actually taken on the side of a busy 70mph road.
It was quite a site for the audience driving by. Marissa stood by my camera which I had to prop up on 2 suitcases because my mini tripod wasn't able to get the job done on it's own and I was balancing myself on a tall wooden ladder (trying not to wince in pain.)
I'm glad I got this shot even though it didn't come out exactly how I had imagined it. I wanted it to be more obviously unnatural. (It kind of looks like I'm doing some sort of gymnastics move, but trust me, I'm not because I can't.. although if I could that would be nice.)
I still have 47 portraits to shoot before my current project wraps up, so we'll see if I get the nerve to do another one in public. I'll be avoiding that situation as best I can.