Only one month into this self portrait project, and already I've had to scramble to get it done. All last month, I waited patiently for September to arrive, and when it finally did, I completely forgot about this project until halfway through the month. ::le sigh::
This month's portraits seem to capture three opposing sides of my personality:
Side #1: Whimsical Adrienne
The most common form of Adrienne. This is the Adrienne that daydreams, analyzes her dreams, creates entire worlds inside her head in the hopes that she, one day, can find a way to physically manifest them. This Adrienne believes in true love and soulmates and unicorns and leprechauns. Deep down, she knows they probably aren't real, but she believes anyway, dammit.
Side #2: Sultry Adrienne
This is an Adrienne that only a select number of people get to see in real life. Mostly, I reserve this side of myself for photo shoots, the stage, and my husband.
Side #3: Nefarious Adrienne
Can I let you in on a little secret? This is my favorite Adrienne. She is the embodiment of "I don't give a f---". In D&D terms, she would be the quintessential Chaotic character; she embodies madness and mayhem. I love her so much because I don't ever get to be her in real life. Real life Adrienne has morals, compassion, and empathy. She could never live up to Nefarious Adrienne's insane standards.
When I was setting up these portraits, I wasn't considering blogging on this topic at all. In fact, I wasn't even planning on blogging the photos at all. It only occurred to me after I was in post-processing and choosing my favorites that the facial expressions were all so incredibly different from one another. I felt it was an interesting, if unexpected, character study of myself.