Friday, January 06, 2006

Photos--squirm.


Who doesn't hate having photos taken of them?

I really hate it. As if I am not self-conscious enough already.

The book publisher wants a photo. Maybe a couple of photos.

I figure I'll send them a studio shot and a snapshot.

Here's some studio shots to choose from. I'll get to the snapshots later.

I welcome your opinions on which one I should use.

My mother took them with her new digital camera.

13 comments:

Jared said...

In number three you look the most comfortable. I pick that one.

Marie said...

All right, so far I've been told that I look too tired, too old, and too thin in the photos. And that I am more attractive than I am in the photos. Obviously, no one wants to write that here in the comments, preferring to tell me quietly and not in public.

And one person said they were fine, that I am not trying out for a modeling career.

Looking forward to hearing more.

Steve Buccellato said...

To be fair, I said that I liked a different photo, that you did not include here. Maybe you should post #9.

Anonymous said...

Go for Black and white. It's more mysterious and really captures a mood.

:)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah... You do look a tad tired. But that's cool and author-like, so it's OK.

Marie said...

Here's the one Steve liked. I'm pretty sure it makes me look like a freak.

Anonymous said...

The image is unavailable. Was that intentional?

Marie said...

Worked for me a second ago... is this going to be high-tech mojo?

Pville Peg said...

I like the close-up, #2: that's an almost Mmonalisa-like smile. But, they're all pretty good.

Meadow said...

I really like number 3. You look the most relaxed and you-like.

Ed Ward said...

The only usable one is 3. Reason? The background on the other two is distracting and "unprofessional." I'd like more choices, but 3 is obviously the best.

And yeah, I got an "image not available" on that other one, too.

Don Hudson said...

I remember you took a few photos of yourself in Antarctica. Very nice and relaxed. Didn't you pose with a penguin? Anyway, try a few shots with some dramatic lighting.

Marie said...

Sadly, there is no editor on earth who would let me slip an Antarctica photo into an Africa book. I like that photo.

We took some more photos today. Michael Kraiger was behind the camera. It was kind of a comedy of errors as first the digital ran out of batteries and then the one-hour photo place developing made me out to be a goth chick. The photos themselves were not bad, but I am white as a ghost (thus no detail to darken in Photoshop) and my eyes are red. Interesting. But I'll take the negatives elsewhere to get new prints.

I realized today that I have a good Namibian dune shot that would be perfect. But I have no idea where my CDs from 2001 are. That's what you get when you keep your possessions in a closet in the basement and in a garage on First Street. And Luc sent me a reminder of a shot of me on the Nile happy as a clam in spite of having just been chased by a hippo and broken up with by H.M., but I took a good look at it and it'll never blow up to 300 dpi.