Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Getting Better"

In another example of how photography and I have a skewed relationship (see ),  I would like to share one of the best photos ever taken of me. 

"Side by Side by Sondheim"
November, 2013

In the world of good photography, this would not be considered anywhere close to a "good" photograph.  The background adds nothing, the image is kind of washed out, the composition is uninspired, and it gives no clue as to why, where, or when it was taken.  

The photo was taken on the spur of the moment before the show I was recently in.  The headshot they had posted in the Lobby of the theatre was vastly different is style from the rest of the cast's.  This was the AD's effort to take a photo that would fit better with the others.   She used no special lighting, no consideration was given to the pose, she just said "smile" and snapped the picture.

Despite all of that, I love the photo!  My hair is behaving, my smile is real, I look a lot younger than I am,  and thinner too!   It's actually flattering.  Amazing....are photos of me "Getting Better" at this late date???

So even though it will never win any prizes for photography, that quick little shot makes me feel pretty.

That's not a bad thing it?


  1. Great photo. Love those that make us look younger than we really are. Unfortunately, I don't have any of those.!!
    A good title for this one would be, of course, "I Feel Pretty." My favorite musical of all time..."West Side Story."

  2. A photograph can only be as good as it's subject. You do look very pretty because you are.


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