A friend of mine did a blog post about womens tendencies to post photos of themselves in the mirror with their camera or phone included: http://hexibase.com/?p=1597 It reminded me of how I started out many years ago. For an absolute age, from not much older than this:
I despised having my photo taken. I know exactly why but I’m not going to go into that here. I’d avoid it if at all possible and if I couldn’t I usually had a rather uncomfortable look on my face. I didn’t exactly feel my soul was being stolen but it was definitely an imposition I’d rather have done without. So upon the advent of digital technology and the opportunity to take photos of yourself it dawned on me it was an opportunity to overcome this, for myself at least, even if I didn’t share what I created.
So here is my first attempt, yup, in a smeary mirror and with camera in shot. lol It didn’t occur to me at first that there were many other options.
But very soon I realised I could do a lot more. Here are just a couple of examples of my early work. Most of it will never be seen by anyone but me, but why, girlies, do you insist on taking these photos of yourself with your phone as the centrepiece? Are you maybe more proud of the bit of pretty technology you own than you are of yourself?