|"Side by Side by Sondheim"|
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 exactly.....is it?