Jen Gotch [Danske] anniversaryselfportrait, 2008
What a photo! As a disclaimer I have to confess that I studied with a great portrait painter and student of the great Robert Henri. That's what makes me a big fan of people pictures. This one is so beautiful it practically brought tears to the eyes of this old man.
Jen said this about her photo on Flickr: ". . . self portrait i took right before we left to renew our vows. I made a floral headbandy thing for the occasion. Headbandy things are fun.
"FOR SAVE POLAROID.
"What makes polaroid special to me? Hmmmmm. I am never really very good at answering those types of questions. I think the things that make it special to me are probably the same things that make it special to most. But I can say this. The other day I took a polaroid and I actually just sat there and watched as the image appeared inside that little white frame. I didn't look away, not even for a second (which is saying a lot if you know me, and my A.D.D.). I have to tell you that I got a bit teary eyed. It was so beautiful. I hate to think of not being able to have that magical experience over and over again for the rest of my life."