Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Me - After & Before


This post is my contribution to this weeks Gallery. Each week Tara over at Sticky Fingers publishes a prompt, an idea or a notion and the idea is then that you go out and take a photograph using that prompt. And this week the theme is 'Me'.

I thought long and hard about this one. Me as a baby, me now, something abstract that sums me up? I was gong to take a photo of my tatoo - a very personal part of me that very few people have seen - but this proved a bit too tricky, bearing in mind whereabouts it is! So in the end I decided I'd do a 'Before & After' Me - the 2 sides of Sam, the seen and the mostly unseen.

The first photo is one of my favourites from the last 6 months. It was taken just before Christmas at Downing Street, and was the culmination of 10 days of intensive shopping, pampering and preening.

Rewind 2 hours and the second photo is of me in the hotel beforehand, fresh out of the shower, having a quick glass of dutch courage before the big event.

All I can say is, thank GOD for spray tans, contact lenses, makeup, GHD hair straighners and my M&S thigh length waist cincher!



10 comments:

mrsw said...

What a great idea - it doesn't half make you wonder about what we do to ourselves to meet the normative criteria for beauty - you're beautiful in both these shots.

Hayley said...

Great photos?! What were you at downing street for. Before and afters always rock :D

TheMadHouse said...

Well I think you look wonderful and glowing in both pictures.

geekymummy said...

Lovely! I particularly like the preparatory glass of wine!

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

Lovely photos! A clever idea for the prompt. Although I agree with the comments above, you look beautiful in both!

Sian Mummy-Tips said...

Fabulous!

Nova said...

Great idea, and great photos. :0)

jumblyMummy said...

very brave to put the before and after pics on! Cool

cafebebe said...

You look GORGEOUS dahlink! ;) Well done you!
Karin

Sandy Calico said...

I didn't see the before photo, hehe! I did see the after (and I think that's my right breast sneaking into the photo) and you did look amazing. I feel honoured to have seen the tattoo too! Brilliant. x

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