Photo – a present to yourself. Sift through all the photos of you
from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are,
or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words.
Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
I have never participated in reverb10 before, but a couple of bloggers that I visit do, and I was intrigued by this particular exercise.
As much as I enjoy being behind the lens, my dislike for being in front of it is profound. I am not what I would consider ‘photogenic’. And please don’t tell me I am, because this fact has been documented my entire life. However, I do believe this photo captures the real me. It was taken earlier this month, by my co-worker Rich, who makes me laugh every single day.
I had just finished taking photos of the entire 7th grade class, plus all of the Lower School children who were selected for the Spotlight boards in December. I’ve been using my Nikon D80 for the job because I dislike the school’s point & shoot. Rich has the good printer in his office, so I took my camera over to him. He was in the market for a new camera and was asking a lot of questions about mine. I showed him a few things and watched as he tried a couple of shots. I was leaning over the chair and pointing out some of the features, when he raised it and got me. I didn’t know he was going to do that.
I’m usually always smiling at work. And I hid myself behind some texture. Because, well ~ I like to hide.