Frankly, i think it wouldn’t hurt to be more attractive.

Thank you! I think morning sun is good for photography. 
I would also like to point out i showered and shaved after this photo.

Thank you! I think morning sun is good for photography.

I would also like to point out i showered and shaved after this photo.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #41, directed by strangerains ("Show me your vulnerable spaces.  Everyone has a place where they are the most authentic and tender and raw. Post-sex, on a stage offering up your dance / your song / your heated poetry, at the unfurling end of day with your child, alone on the other side of midnight. We want to see you at your most honest and most unguarded.  There are no rules save for two; ONE, (depending on the composition/situation) please look into the camera.  LASTLY: *trust*.  ") 
        I always feel vulnerable in the morning, when i wake up. I’m not dressed.  A bit groggy (or a lot), usually feeling even more tired than when i went to bed. Sometimes i’m not even sure where i am or what time it is.Wrinkles and folds impressed into my skin, my left eye all puffy, because it’s been doing that for some reason. This is me, just after waking up, checking the prompt to be sure, and setting up the camera. Thankfully, the soft morning light is a little forgiving.
        Oshawa, Ontario, April 13, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #41, directed by strangerains ("Show me your vulnerable spaces. Everyone has a place where they are the most authentic and tender and raw. Post-sex, on a stage offering up your dance / your song / your heated poetry, at the unfurling end of day with your child, alone on the other side of midnight. We want to see you at your most honest and most unguarded. There are no rules save for two; ONE, (depending on the composition/situation) please look into the camera. LASTLY: *trust*. ")

I always feel vulnerable in the morning, when i wake up. I’m not dressed. A bit groggy (or a lot), usually feeling even more tired than when i went to bed. Sometimes i’m not even sure where i am or what time it is.Wrinkles and folds impressed into my skin, my left eye all puffy, because it’s been doing that for some reason. This is me, just after waking up, checking the prompt to be sure, and setting up the camera. Thankfully, the soft morning light is a little forgiving.

Oshawa, Ontario, April 13, 2014.

mollybroxton:

GDSP #41 dir. by strangerains

mollybroxton:

GDSP #41 dir. by strangerains

(via guestdirectedself)

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #30, directed by greghyatt ("Secrets. We’ve all got them and now it’s time to let one out: Be subtle or fuck subtlety and burn it into the face of the moon. Your choice. Get it off your chest.") 
        I don’t have many secrets - no gothic family tragedies, not sent in a rocket from another planet as a baby, haven’t killed anyone recently. I guess we all have inner worlds we live in, but i’m not sure that’s really a secret. I can only think of one thing, but i’m gonna be subtle about it. Ha!
        But the fact i haven’t shaved in several days is neither here nor there. I shaved off my beard for my vacation, and i haven’t decided whether to begin cultivating it or shaving it off again.
        Oshawa, Ontario, March 3, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #30, directed by greghyatt ("Secrets. We’ve all got them and now it’s time to let one out: Be subtle or fuck subtlety and burn it into the face of the moon. Your choice. Get it off your chest.")

I don’t have many secrets - no gothic family tragedies, not sent in a rocket from another planet as a baby, haven’t killed anyone recently. I guess we all have inner worlds we live in, but i’m not sure that’s really a secret. I can only think of one thing, but i’m gonna be subtle about it. Ha!

But the fact i haven’t shaved in several days is neither here nor there. I shaved off my beard for my vacation, and i haven’t decided whether to begin cultivating it or shaving it off again.

Oshawa, Ontario, March 3, 2014.

mollybroxton:

GDSP 31, dir. janeanger (shot by GB/ I forgot my phone/a camera)

mollybroxton:

GDSP 31, dir. janeanger (shot by GB/ I forgot my phone/a camera)

mollybroxton:

guestdirectedself:

50/365 just spent 15 hours driving

Oops! Posted in wrong spot.

mollybroxton:

guestdirectedself:

50/365 just spent 15 hours driving

Oops! Posted in wrong spot.

When you’re that someone…

(via thejordanator)

mollybroxton:

49/365 philtrum, meet fresnel

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #36, Directed by justanotherenigma

mollybroxton:

49/365 philtrum, meet fresnel


Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #36
, Directed by justanotherenigma

It doesn’t help that i’m so stressed at work and with life in general.

Ugh, trying to book a trip down south and i’m all stressed out. Way out of my comfort zone. I don’t like not knowing what i’m getting into. I get frustrated when you click on a trip, and it’s inexplicably hundreds of dollars more than it’s supposed to be (even including taxes). I was so much better when i did the road trip in the summer. Partly because it was all in my own country (no need to worry about exchanging currencies, or even having a lot of cash on hand), but mostly because i was doing it with a friend. I don’t know how i got to be this age without friends to travel with.

guestdirectedself:

gazzamie:

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #34, directed by pajarosymunecas ("I want to see you cry. Does your face puff up? Do you release a single tear? Think of your saddest memory and share it with me.") 
I started off thinking about missing my Mom, and death in the hospital from cancer, but my mind wandered to friends i’ve lost (Kay, Other Gary), and loneliness in general. I found it a little hard at first to feel sad while worrying about taking a shot. It was emotionally draining - turns out you can’t see the tears that were streaming down my face, but i wasn’t about to go back and take some more photos for the effect.
Oshawa, Ontario, February 16, 2013.

*GASP*Gary.Solid *solid* contribution.

Thanks! To be honest, i cheated a bit - i softened myself up beforehand watching the Carl & Ellie scenes from Up.

guestdirectedself:

gazzamie:

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #34, directed by pajarosymunecas ("I want to see you cry. Does your face puff up? Do you release a single tear? Think of your saddest memory and share it with me.")

I started off thinking about missing my Mom, and death in the hospital from cancer, but my mind wandered to friends i’ve lost (Kay, Other Gary), and loneliness in general. I found it a little hard at first to feel sad while worrying about taking a shot. It was emotionally draining - turns out you can’t see the tears that were streaming down my face, but i wasn’t about to go back and take some more photos for the effect.

Oshawa, Ontario, February 16, 2013.

*GASP*

Gary.

Solid *solid* contribution.

Thanks! To be honest, i cheated a bit - i softened myself up beforehand watching the Carl & Ellie scenes from Up.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #34, directed by pajarosymunecas ("I want to see you cry. Does your face puff up? Do you release a single tear? Think of your saddest memory and share it with me.") 
I started off thinking about missing my Mom, and death in the hospital from cancer, but my mind wandered to friends i’ve lost (Kay, Other Gary), and loneliness in general. I found it a little hard at first to feel sad while worrying about taking a shot. It was emotionally draining - turns out you can’t see the tears that were streaming down my face, but i wasn’t about to go back and take some more photos for the effect.
Oshawa, Ontario, February 16, 2013.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #34, directed by pajarosymunecas ("I want to see you cry. Does your face puff up? Do you release a single tear? Think of your saddest memory and share it with me.")

I started off thinking about missing my Mom, and death in the hospital from cancer, but my mind wandered to friends i’ve lost (Kay, Other Gary), and loneliness in general. I found it a little hard at first to feel sad while worrying about taking a shot. It was emotionally draining - turns out you can’t see the tears that were streaming down my face, but i wasn’t about to go back and take some more photos for the effect.

Oshawa, Ontario, February 16, 2013.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #38, directed by rikashay ("My prompt is all about colour. Pick a colour, any colour. Your favourite or least favourite, whatever! I want to see you and as much of that colour as possible. Try to keep it to just that one colour.")        
        Oshawa, Ontario, February 8, 2013.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #38, directed by rikashay ("My prompt is all about colour. Pick a colour, any colour. Your favourite or least favourite, whatever! I want to see you and as much of that colour as possible. Try to keep it to just that one colour.")

Oshawa, Ontario, February 8, 2013.

Autofocus was off, you idiot.