Self-portrait in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

This is a self-portrait I took nearly two years ago in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. There were things I really liked about it, well I liked everything about it except my face. I thought it looked weird so I kept it to myself. Then one day I said, f*ck it! Sometimes my face just looks weird-maybe most of the time.  So what…




Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her artistic journey has taken many twists and turns but photography and writing have become the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She is an artist at Offset.com, Lensdrop and Adobe. Her work/photography has been published by National Geographic Your Shot, Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and has been licensed for ads by Samsung and other companies for advertisements. Her best days are filled with loving and guiding her offspring and pups, music, reading, creating photographs and writings, hiking, yoga, cooking, and sky-gazing. In the social media world, she can be found on Instagram @natalie_a_wheeler, and as a moderator for @theechoesinside, a hub for self-portraiture.

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