I usually take pictures of myself modeling my jewelry on our first floor balcony, which faces a busy street. The best light is between 2 to 4 pm, which coincides with lunch time, and allows many people to closely observe the woman on the balcony taking pictures of herself. If I appear serious in my photographs, it's because I am ignoring cat calls and stares as I try my best to look natural and relaxed.
This week, my neighbor was on vacation, so I was able to calmly take pictures in the bright, quiet courtyard at the entrance to her apartment. Oh the joy of privacy!
Handmade with carnelian and recycled sterling silver.