Seduction Photography, by Louis Shackleton

Your Narrative, Photographed

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

#365SelfDiscovery
#MomInABox

I’d never been to Kansas before yesterday. I’d also never been to Oklahoma. But they were both relatively short distances away, and who knows when I might again get the chance to put my feet in their respective soils.

One more road trip with you this summer. I’m still undecided about what to do with the rest of your ashes after that. Maybe a pretty box to keep on my shelf, because I like having a Mom-In-A-Box close by.

I’ve been posting pictures and thoughts about my mother, sort of to my mother, on Instagram, Twitter, and my personal Facebook page. You can follow along and comment there, if you’d like.

My dear friend Elizabeth, who was with me as I opened Mom’s boxes, inspired these little vignettes, and I can’t express deeply enough my gratitude to her for everything along this journey. My intention, I think, is to collect them, fill them out with my memories, and post them in one place, probably here.

 


 

To repeat the disclaimer, this is a project about re-discovery. It’s about remembering who I am, what I’m about, what I love and what I do not. Fair warning, this project will be posted here rather than at my SFW site because there will be nudity from time to time. Some of it will be of me, some not, some artistic and pretty to look at, some just raw.

I don’t intend to think of something every day and then shoot it, though I may do that sometimes, too. But sometimes I will just shoot, and then find something about myself in the frames and post about that thing, whatever it is.

All my #365SelfDiscovery posts will be filed here.