The awkward self portrait…


Maybe it’s just me.

Selfies are everywhere, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. I see plenty at work in the Photo Lab, and there are Flickr pages dedicated to high quality self portraits.

After reading about Rosie Hardy and her successes, I thought I’d give the Self Portrait a try. I thought it would tie in nicely with my 52 portraits project too.

Usually if someone points a camera in my direction, I will simply smile, or else strike a silly pose. But when I do it myself, I just feel like a lemon. I’m awkward, I don’t know whether to smile, be serious or silly, what to do.

I’m going to keep on trying this selfie thing, but I will apologize in advance for the terrible, awkward looking images I am going to come up with. My hope is that they will improve with practice.

Maybe it’s just me, or do other people feel slightly ridiculous when taking their own picture?

Craig Lucas