There are so few photographs of me it is untrue. Some people love to be in front of the camera and I can honestly say that I have never been one of them. I really have no idea why. I literally hide when other people get their cameras out. I am very definitely most comfortable at the other end of the camera capturing a moment for someone else.
The only photographs I like of myself are ones that people have been taken candidly because I can see the person I know is me in them, I can see myself listening to what was being said or laughing at something that was funny. No matter how crap I look in them I like those photographs. The ones where someone shouted ‘Smile’ and made everyone stand still I cannot bare because I will not fail to look awkward and uncomfortable and like I have 12 chins.
I think this problem has transcended in my own photography journey up to now where I still prefer candid portraits to staged portraits. I am at a crossroads but I know I am not ready for that next step.