This started off being about me trying to get a decent self portrait of my latest haircut. I'm a short hair girl - or have been for 10 years - and this is long for me. Finally I feel it looks nice, rather than just hair, so felt I should take a picture.
The more pictures I took the more I found myself thinking, but I look so good in the mirror, why are all the photos coming out so crap? So I took more photos and they kept coming out crap. Double chin, wrinkles too obvious, jowly cheeks, baggy eyes - in some the camera completely altered my face shape! Why did the camera keep deceiving me so cruelly?
That then got me to thinking about AMNT. The latest series was on last night - it's a guilty pleasure of mine. It's so superficial, so nasty at times, yet I watch it without fail. They were given a challenge to portray real conviction, passion in causes through a photograph. You could tell that some of them were really trying, but when the final photos were shown, there was hardly any emotion showing in any of their faces.
That then led me to a thought I've often had - acting - how hard can it be, really? So, as I was unable to portray beauty in my self portraits, I thought I'd aim for real emotion. Have you ever seen the little bit in Vanity Fair where they have an actor and three photos beneath which they have captions like "You have just accepted your Oscar for best actor" and then there is said actor pulling that face. Well that led me to this..
Who's feeling witty enough to amuse me with captions for each?
PS yes, I am a mother of two with many more pressing things to be doing than this!