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the-bare-with-me-project:

"As I prepared for this session, I reviewed, mentally, my life, my feelings, my struggles and desires as I have grown and matured.  I asked myself, “What have I tried to hide in the recesses of my memories that have unconsciously held me back or motivated me to try harder.”As I covered in the session, just the thought of having to be photographed without any of the outside coverings we all use to try to convince others who we are, what we are, our status in life and how “cool” we are took me on a journey deep within my psyche to know who and what I was.Growing up, I was the skinny kid, the artist that saw things different and didn’t “fit in” with the “normal” crowd or the rest of the family.  I see now, how much I struggled to be noticed, accepted and believed.  This, I know now, explains my lack of self-satisfaction for anything I do or accomplish.  It’s never enough.Men, as well as women, are bombarded with “the perfect body” in media and entertainment.  We also struggle with, if I just do this, if I’d only look like that, if I had his … ., you name it, and I’ll be happy and desirable.It’s a never ending struggle.I was a fair skinned, red head, spindly and not very athletic.  I MUST be a dark haired or blonde, muscled, tanned and toned Adonis that can conquer the world!This drove me to a life of trying to improve myself physically but not to an obsession, as I learned fairly quickly I’d never satisfy everyone.  Luckily, it lead me to a life of healthy living.Still, I hide my body and compare myself with others and feel it is never quite good enough.This affects my work (never enough and never good enough) my art (never good enough and filled with mistakes that only I can see) and my relationships (they are never satisfied with me and are thinking “what could have been”).I entered the session with a little bit of trepidation, determined to overcome my angst of having to be so exposed (indeed, I almost canceled even after we’d talked and I was preparing).I left with a sense of accomplishment at having looked myself in the face and stared down my own insecurities.There are certain habits I’ve already developed that will not be broken, the healthy habits and always trying to improve my craft, but, the motivation has changed.  It’s not to impress anyone or even myself.  But, it is to just be the best ME I can be.When I look at the photos, I see my age in my skin but, I realize, people can still see my youth in my eyes and expressions.I’d recently been noticing my hands and how they are aging but, it turns out, my favorite photo is of my hand outstretched toward the camera.It’s how I’d like to be remembered, always reaching out to help others whether it be through my art, my work with youth teaching and counseling, talking and befriending the “outcasts” whether it be because of financial reasons, creative reasons or lifestyles.We all have our own insecurities.  The trick is to channel them to help others, to control them and not let them control us.I’ve been through and seen a lot in my life and will go through and see even more.  I may not be able to share my stories with a lot but, I can always share them with myself and be satisfied.  They will always be there to let me know, I HAVE LIVED.” - KING

the-bare-with-me-project:

"As I prepared for this session, I reviewed, mentally, my life, my feelings, my struggles and desires as I have grown and matured.  I asked myself, “What have I tried to hide in the recesses of my memories that have unconsciously held me back or motivated me to try harder.”

As I covered in the session, just the thought of having to be photographed without any of the outside coverings we all use to try to convince others who we are, what we are, our status in life and how “cool” we are took me on a journey deep within my psyche to know who and what I was.

Growing up, I was the skinny kid, the artist that saw things different and didn’t “fit in” with the “normal” crowd or the rest of the family.  I see now, how much I struggled to be noticed, accepted and believed.  This, I know now, explains my lack of self-satisfaction for anything I do or accomplish.  It’s never enough.
Men, as well as women, are bombarded with “the perfect body” in media and entertainment.  

We also struggle with, if I just do this, if I’d only look like that, if I had his … ., you name it, and I’ll be happy and desirable.
It’s a never ending struggle.

I was a fair skinned, red head, spindly and not very athletic.  I MUST be a dark haired or blonde, muscled, tanned and toned Adonis that can conquer the world!

This drove me to a life of trying to improve myself physically but not to an obsession, as I learned fairly quickly I’d never satisfy everyone.  Luckily, it lead me to a life of healthy living.
Still, I hide my body and compare myself with others and feel it is never quite good enough.

This affects my work (never enough and never good enough) my art (never good enough and filled with mistakes that only I can see) and my relationships (they are never satisfied with me and are thinking “what could have been”).

I entered the session with a little bit of trepidation, determined to overcome my angst of having to be so exposed (indeed, I almost canceled even after we’d talked and I was preparing).
I left with a sense of accomplishment at having looked myself in the face and stared down my own insecurities.

There are certain habits I’ve already developed that will not be broken, the healthy habits and always trying to improve my craft, but, the motivation has changed.  It’s not to impress anyone or even myself.  But, it is to just be the best ME I can be.

When I look at the photos, I see my age in my skin but, I realize, people can still see my youth in my eyes and expressions.
I’d recently been noticing my hands and how they are aging but, it turns out, my favorite photo is of my hand outstretched toward the camera.

It’s how I’d like to be remembered, always reaching out to help others whether it be through my art, my work with youth teaching and counseling, talking and befriending the “outcasts” whether it be because of financial reasons, creative reasons or lifestyles.
We all have our own insecurities.  The trick is to channel them to help others, to control them and not let them control us.
I’ve been through and seen a lot in my life and will go through and see even more.  I may not be able to share my stories with a lot but, I can always share them with myself and be satisfied.  They will always be there to let me know, I HAVE LIVED.” - KING

5 hours ago

shakikai:

Working on some @barewithmeproject images. I am particularly in love with this one of King. #barewithmeproject #chryseisdawn #chryseisdawnphotography

shakikai:

Working on some @barewithmeproject images. I am particularly in love with this one of King. #barewithmeproject #chryseisdawn #chryseisdawnphotography

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3 days ago

Chryseis Dawn, Photographer

Sitting here reviewing some of the images taken this afternoon… the thought came to my mind. That most people hate their photo taken while they “aren’t ready”… mostly in mid speak.

But, have you really just watched someone while they talked? Your eye isn’t capturing stills in your mind of that person pausing, smiling, and then waiting for you to take that in, while that moment stays still. No, when you watch someone speak, you see the movement in their eyes as they move side to side, dilating their pupils as their eyelashes flicker. How their lips pierce, you watch their head tilting, how their hands move in front of them while explaining something, you watch how they naturally place them, how they place their stance. Your mind naturally slows this down, and we connect to the expressiveness of their movements and interactions. We find this beautiful, natural and real. So, how can a still image of that be any less beautiful?

timothypatrick:

blackwhiteproject:

Timothy Patrick for the Black & White Project.

It’s about time I started to practice what I preach. Thank you to those of you who inspired me to say “fuck it” and join the party. I’m talking about you Gracie, and you Chryseis and you Magpie. Thank you.

I am honored to be such an inspiration! You have no idea how magnificent this is to see! We have both grown as artists and I cannot be any more touched in my happy artist place.

chryseisdawn:

Self Shot Photo by Chryseis Dawn
ARTIST BIO
“An image seen is a story being told, an insecurity being exposed, a self-intimacy connecting itself to the viewer. I capture the truths, those parts of ourselves we often hide from the world, and reveal the beauty within. I like to portray a cinematic, dark feel to my work, a voyeuristic captivated presence. I am honored to be able to present my subjects at their most intimate.” - Chryseis Dawn
Chryseis Dawn is a photographer, model, and actress. She first picked up a camera at an early age and, more often than not, turned it upon herself. Her love for photography and the art of capturing that perfect moment only intensified over time. Her work, whether of others or of herself, has been widely acclaimed and award-winning. Photographs by her have appeared in several publications and galleries, and she has attracted a devoted online following. Chryseis is known for her ability to capture the true self, the pure essence of her subject. Chryseis showcases her artistry in numerous styles and never likes to limit herself in expressive challenges. Most recently, Chryseis has added acting to her repertoire. She has appeared in numerous music videos and short films. She has been rewarded for her efforts with a few Best Actress Awards. Chryseis Dawn is a truly versatile, free-spirited artist who loves life as it is and is inspired by the musings of Thoreau and the writings of Anais Nin.

chryseisdawn:

Self Shot Photo by Chryseis Dawn

ARTIST BIO

“An image seen is a story being told, an insecurity being exposed, a self-intimacy connecting itself to the viewer. I capture the truths, those parts of ourselves we often hide from the world, and reveal the beauty within. I like to portray a cinematic, dark feel to my work, a voyeuristic captivated presence. I am honored to be able to present my subjects at their most intimate.” - Chryseis Dawn

Chryseis Dawn is a photographer, model, and actress. She first picked up a camera at an early age and, more often than not, turned it upon herself. Her love for photography and the art of capturing that perfect moment only intensified over time. Her work, whether of others or of herself, has been widely acclaimed and award-winning. Photographs by her have appeared in several publications and galleries, and she has attracted a devoted online following. Chryseis is known for her ability to capture the true self, the pure essence of her subject. Chryseis showcases her artistry in numerous styles and never likes to limit herself in expressive challenges. Most recently, Chryseis has added acting to her repertoire. She has appeared in numerous music videos and short films. She has been rewarded for her efforts with a few Best Actress Awards. Chryseis Dawn is a truly versatile, free-spirited artist who loves life as it is and is inspired by the musings of Thoreau and the writings of Anais Nin.

1 week ago