4.21.2018

Just checking out my new haircut in the reflective window at "The 360" condo project in downtown.


I find self-portraits instructive. I shot one last week and when I took time to look at it objectively I found that my uncut, unkempt hair was making me look like an out of control mad scientist who had recently escaped from a senior living center. That's when you know you're long past due for a decent haircut...

I've always been self-conscious about taking photos of myself but I do it anyway because it constitutes a visual feedback loop that's different from a quick glance in the bathroom mirror.

As I continue to regress in my camera selection I'm guessing I should go out int search of reflective windows so I can see how I look sporting an enormous, and anachronistic, camera+lens around with me on a daily basis. The photographic results might constitute the most compelling reason yet to toss the old DSLRs back into a drawer and pull the svelte m4:3 cameras out for a bit....


6 comments:

  1. Hey Kirk,

    So no explanation of what's going on with the right foot!? Is this some new trending selfie pose that I'm not familiar with. And I'm not familiar with a lot. Just curious but it does make for an interesting SP, that's trending for Self Portrait. But I agree with you about reflections in a window, it gives you a more realistic idea of what you look like in the wild, instead of those horrible bathroom mirrors. Also can't see the camera. What?

    Doug

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  2. Ah! Apparently just some odd reflection, it looked like for a minute you had your foot out of your shoe with your sock off. That would be weird! You don't do you? Nice hair tho!


    Doug

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  3. More to the point, he appears to have encased those feet in a set of Merrell Moab Ventilators. Are those the originals — congruent with the camera choice — or the newer Vent 2? As with camera bags, the world of internet influencers...and influencees...finds this sort of thing extremely important.

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  4. To shake things up part your hair on the other side!

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  5. Hi Kirk,

    I find it interesting that you label the camera/lens combo anachronistic... surely the humble SLR is not completely eclipsed in the present day? Perhaps though, this is your point entirely.

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