Monday, 1 October 2007

Self Portrait.

I was looking at some self portraits last night:

I don't know why, but I found them fascinating (and sometimes pretentious) and it occurred to me that unlike all these people, I usually avoid being photographed, or if I am photographed I do my utmost to make it look like I really don't mind! I try and reason that even if I don't like photographs of my big bum, it shouldn't matter because everyone can see it in real life whenever I turn round anyway!
The other night it was mum's birthday. We had an hilarious discussion about double chins and how best to avoid them in photographs. And so started an hour of different camera shots, from the floor, from above, from the side and even from the back. We eventually decided on a camera shot taken slightly from above with the photographee looking up Princess Diana stylee. It takes lbs off you! Here's my best shot (with cosmetic computer dentistry I might add!) Look, only the one chin :

And here's Gary. Now anyone that knows Gazza knows he's fat too. This photograph takes stones off him! Look at my hunka hunka burning love. X X X X

So, after much hilarity, I decided to take my self portrait. Digital cameras are very limiting and you can't do anything special with them. I decided I wanted a blurred background and of course my face in focus so I hit on the idea of whizzing round on the office chair! It worked (even if I do look a bit stern) Notice that the shot is taken from above, thus eliminating the multiple chin problem!

And here is a shot of me and daddy in the midst of much guffawing and cackling over something very rude that he'd said!

I have put another self portrait at the top of my blog.


Spider said...

Oh but Sindie, you do not have a double chin.

Do you remember D**8's girlfriend J**e? well she told me that you just put the back of your hand below your chin and look sweet.

You cut off the surround and it does look like you are resting on your hand (although you are not) No double chin at all.

It works, I have tried it lol
Auntie T xxx

Sindie said...

You think that fools anyone? Ha ha ha! That's what all the hysterics were about the other night, how that is such an obvious thing to do. No, I think our new method is far better. Ha ha ha!

Beetle said...

Sindie I do not like the side on shot of you. It's nothing like the real you. Take it offfff, I say, take it offffff! The first one in your blog is the you we all know :O)

Sindie said...

Course it's me you silly moo. I know for a fact cos I was there!

granny grimble said...

I think the one on the top of your blog (with one eye) is the best one. It looks very professional. The stern one makes you look like a female version of the Boston Strangler! I wish I knew how to take self portraits. I hate my photo being taken. If I could take my own, only the beautiful me would ever be seen. No more Pig's nose, no more treble chins, not more age spots, bliss!

GoldAnne said...

Hi Sindie,
love the pics , Ann-marie used to tke good pics of me, otherwise lil Sammy gave me a phone that was good ( as in blurred the one on my
pic here, but it doesnt work now the phone grrrrr) Funnily enough i resulted to covering up my chins lol with my hand in the end,,
love Anne xxx