So I read this piece the other day and it got me thinking… hmm maybe I should be taking more selfies after all.
Been shooting them with my sisters since I was a kid on those funky ol’ compact film cameras. That was before we called them selfies, and it was a lot of fun—capturing the moment in a way that a regular shot never could. So the other day on a whim I decided to join the 100 day project and, yes, share 100 self-portraits this year. (Guessing it might have had something to do with the lion sitting next to me, one of my closest Spirit Animal allies for years).
I’m seeing this as a creative exploration of who I am and how I walk in the world. An entertaining way to reveal more of that publicly as well. People seem to want more of this from me, and I love to try something new. And besides I always enjoy pushing the edges and ruffling a few feathers along the way. You gotta feel something to feel alive.
Inspiration — A couple friends who are incredibly creative, inspiring and revealing through their selfies: Amy Palko and Andréa Balt. Another lady you should really follow: Kym Pham. (Her work is amazing + she clued me in to the 100 day project in the first place).
I’ll have to get pretty creative with this project to get through 100 days, so I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me… My plan is to be finished by my birthday this year (November 15th), so I’ll have to do around four a week (!).
Join me? I dare you. Just tag your Instagram images #the100dayproject and tag me in one of them if you wanna let me know you’ve accepted the challenge too: #satyacolombo
Find me here: @satyacolombo
Instructions for joining the 100 day project: The Great Discontent