The other day, I put on some fancy clothes (a jacket), gathered up all my photo-taking stuff, and Kari and I went into the backyard to try and take the author photo for my new book. The above photo is not from that series (it’s from our tiny town’s museum), but the pictures below are from that set. They are the rejected, silly photos, and I thought, what the heck, why not share them. So, enjoy!
“Hmm. Look at me, I’m a pensive author.”
“I’m straightening my invisible tie.”
“Not only did I only iron the front of my too-big jacket, but I’m not even wearing proper pants, just shorts. Oh, and I’m pointing at my bum. Yup, that bum, right there.”
It looks like someone off-camera just said something funny. The really funny thing is that nobody is there.
Same with this picture. I have no idea what I’m looking at.
For some reason, I thought that holding onto my glasses would make me look smarter or something. We have something like 300 photos of me doing that.
A variation on the above theme.
We don’t even have cell service where we live.
“I’m so LOLz!”
“I am continuing to be LOLzy!”
“I am blurry, but the barn is in focus.”
“Why, hello there.”
Doesn’t this look like I’m running for public office? All I need is a giant flag behind me, a flaming eagle with wings outstretched on my shoulder and the words, “VOTE 4 NIXON” arced above my head.
“Hey! Where’d my eagle go?”
“Now I’m maudlin.”
…which quickly turned to a more pensive mood.
I don’t know why this photo is in here. I actually really like it.
I think I’m trying to scrape that spot off the building.
I look like I just woke up from a nap.
“Oh, hey. Don’t I look smart?”
“How about now?”
“LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL!”
“Uh, are we done now?”
In total, Kari took over 350 photos. Out of those, we had a few good ones. Of the good pictures, we put them to a family vote and this one was the winner, and my new author photo…
What I’m listening to: Fiona Apple – Paper Bag