Friday, November 10, 2006

I Heart Jamie Anne

I love this picture of me. Nope, that isn't a typo, I really said it! If there is one thing you should know about me, it's that I love pictures. More specifically, pictures involving me. I love to take them/have them taken/be in them as much as possible. Though some may say otherwise, it's not about vanity, so much as it's just such dumb fun! It's not unusual for me to empty my memory card and find 35 of the same pics of me and my besties making funny faces or portraying different moods. Like I said, dumb fun. I highly recommend you try it before you judge...you just might be amused.

A really talented gal recently took this one of me here in NY. I just like to think that it gives alot about me away. For me, that is a sign of a great picture/great photographer/both...or maybe I'm just a good photographee (hee hee). What I'm really trying to say is a good portrait captures what the photographee (yea, I don't know if that's a word, but just go with it), isn't willing to give to the photographer. Many times it's not so much about the composition or the lighting or even beauty, so much as it is about capturing that crucial moment when the photographee accidentally lets their guard down. No forced poses or pretenses, just raw footage. I like to think this photo portrays me as someone who tries to be sophisticated, with a touch of whimsy and not afraid of being goofy or having a good time...is that me? I don't know, but I love the look on my face. Love love love it. You should too!

1 comment:

sarah marie said...

i love the shot jamie and i love even more what you admit to because everyone feels the same way. ps..i hope you don't mind me looking at your blog. i've been hoping you would get one. we need to get together because i'm supposedly living the dream too.