Two years ago today, I took my first self portrait.
I didn’t start out in photography thinking it would be become the life-changing force that it has. I didn’t realize I would fall head-over-heels in love with the medium. I didn’t know that it would give me the ability to express myself better than I ever had before; that I would be able to create my own worlds and characters, to become part of my favorite stories and share them with others. I just had an idea and I wanted to bring it to life. It was an extremely happy accident.
I love celebrating my photography birthday. It is a way to chart my progress and acknowledge the growth I have made as artist… becoming more authentic and closer to the artist I want to be.
When I was getting ready for my very first art show, I made some rookie mistakes with my choices in mounting my prints and in using non-archival quality adhesive and paper. Since that show, I have been holding onto those prints, wondering what to do with them. I don’t want to sell them—since my lack of judgment compromised their archival-quality and multi-generational lifespan—but I also didn’t want to just throw them away. Finally, I had an idea. I’d hold a special giveaway for these prints!
So, in celebration of my photography birthday, I’m going to find these prints a happy home! Want to enter? It’s simple. First, follow me on either Facebook or Twitter. If you already do, then you’re a step ahead 🙂 Next, send me an email at sarah @ sarahallegra dot com (spaces removed, of course) telling that you’d like to enter the giveaway, where you follow me, and what your top 3 picks would be. Get your email in before midnight on January 31st, because on February 1st, I will be picking six winners at random!
The six prints I have to give away are shown below. Since the drawing will be random, I obviously cannot guarantee anyone any particular image. But I will do my best to match the prints with those who like them best. 🙂
So that’s it! Feel free to spread the word and start emailing!