I don’t like having my photo taken.
I mean, I’ve never really been the kind of person who runs to find cover as soon as the camera comes out. (I feel that technique is a fail anyway because it often ends up drawing more attention to you and inevitably you are forced into a photo anyway see exhibit A.)
(He can only hold up that bottle for so long, I think the hood was a second attempt that ultimately led to my success.)
Hide or not I just feel awkward having to take them. With as many episodes of Next Top Model as I’ve seen you’d think I’d know how to “Smeyes” by now.
Either way when I look at the camera after a photo shoot there are always gems that never make it to the blog, I figured I could share a few of my latest greatest.
I can’t decide what’s worse. My thoughtful furrow or the lipstick on my teeth. Either way I love when the sunset shines on my hair and colors it bright orange. Orange is SO my color.
The bluest of Blue Steels.
Derek Zoolander: Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking “wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.”
Matilda: Do what for a career?
Derek Zoolander: Be professionally good looking.
This seems sexy.
Speaking of awesome photos, there’s something I’ve been wanting to voice my opinion on for a while now.
A PICTURE IS NOT THE TRUEST REALITY!! (this is especially true by way of camera phones)
Perhaps your nose looks roughly the size of the Empire State Building…
Perhaps you look like you have 14 chins…
Perhaps your laugh looks like a crazy horse/gorilla hybrid heard a High-larious joke. (maybe this one’s just me…)
Whatever it is, know this:
The cameras can easily warp proportions and make things appear larger, smaller, closer or further than they really are.
A photo is a 2D depiction of a 3d thing – it’s not a myth, very often the camera really does add 10 lbs.
Photographs are an image of a split second moment frozen in time and taken out of context, it’s quite possible no one has ever seen you looking like that in real life motion.
So don’t get SO bummed out about bad photos.
Secondly I wanted to address another fact:
I am photogenic.
If you think me calling myself photogenic is bragging I have a news flash for you, what I mean by that is, generally I look better in photos than I do in real life.
So I’m not exactly patting myself on the back, just making a factual statement.
I am only using this as further proof that in a world that seems to be completely driven by them, photos (good or bad) are unreliable, incomplete and often misleading.
If you are using them to judge yourself and others, I’d say get a second opinion…
cause, I really don’t think anyone has 14 chins.