In photography and in art, it is difficult to capture oneself in an image. We hope to symbolize and create an accurate representation of ourselves. In these series of photos, I tried to capture my perseverance. No matter how rough a week you have, you should always push through that adversity and keep a positive outlook for better things. I know that life will bring hardships and rewards, but I won’t back down. I like to think of the poem by Maya Angelou, Still I Rise where the way we are perceived can affect our overall character but if we hope and fight for our dreams then we can be unstoppable.
In this shot I am looking down on my troubles and I know that there’s always a way out or a solution that hasn’t been discovered yet.
They say if you smile at yourself then you will feel happier. I felt proud of my current endeavors.
My almost neutral expression. I can grin and bear it.
My eyes tell tales of truth and soul. The bluish hue showcases a sense of gloominess, but at the same time a more calm nature.