Self Portrait: 'North Wind'

There is a line taken from the film adaptation of Chocolat  
that as a Third Culture Kid it truly speaks to my nomadic nature.  

"But still the clever north wind was not satisfied. 
It spoke...of towns yet to be visited, friends in need 
yet to be discovered, battles yet to be fought"

I am a free spirit that feels blown to new places.  
When you have yet to ever live in one place for longer than a three years, 
you wonder if you can ever truly settle down.  
Since I have only been in my current location since Christmas, 
we will just have to wait and see.  
Where do you think I be in two and a half years from now?

Self Portrait 'North Wind' by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 - 2013 All Rights Reserved -

Like this self portrait? This was a self portrait I was commissioned to do for Girl Gone International magazine. To see the other self portraits I did for the magazine, check out issue two which is out now

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  1. One of my fave quotes too that appeals to me also. I have never lived anywhere longer than three years either! I totally understand that North wind feeling!

  2. Wow, what a lovely self portrait. Very angelic! Is it a composite or were you floating/falling? Very nicely done!

  3. I don't know what I love more... the brilliant quote or the whimsical photo or how flawlessly they interact.

  4. How? just, how?

  5. Um, yea....can I just say it AGAIN, YOU ARE AMAZING and I LOVE you. This is so great and make me so freaking happy to see it! Wonderful job!

  6. WHOA!!! How'd you DO this?!?!?! CRAZY! looooove it

  7. That photo is fab! You're like a bohemian Mary Poppins :)

  8. sweet photo! I wish I was a girl gone international.

  9. Oh thats cool holly! I dont meet a lot of people that share that. The North Wind feeling is just perfect for summing up that need to move on.

  10. Thank you Lisa! It is a composite of a few different photographs taken in a just a few minutes from each other.

  11. Well i just love your comment. So eloquent! Thank you I really love that quote and glad that the image works well with my motive. x

  12. Thank you Crystal, you are soooo sweet! I honestly love seeing your comments every day they make me smile. x

  13. I had a ladder, a tripod, and a helpful husband. :)

  14. haha, when I read this comment on my phone it made me laugh. I love that description. Very cute. x

  15. You can be! Def check out the website and they have a facebook group as well. Love this bunch of women! x

  16. :D It is a composite of a few different photographs. Basically I was on a ladder and shot this through our house window which is higher up than the ground level. So on photo shop I just put them all together on top of each other and erased away the parts not needed until it fit seamlessly.

  17. Now I'll have to make a point to comment even MORE! Glad that I put a smile on your face. ;)


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