Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A grey experience
Apologies for the lack of original content, but she is lovely isn't she? And I must admit to not being quite up to a nude shot. Knee coverage or otherwise.
It does bring me to the subject of the leveling effects of grey hair, and what I mean by that is the risk of looking washed out. She doesn't, but I have. In fact, had a rather depressing experience going into a local photo shop to have the ubiquitous professional photo taken for the ubiquitous LinkedIn profile. No, you will never see it and I have been thoroughly warned off this sort of nonsense by friends in l'age. What can I say? The professional woman of a certain l'age must pretend (at least) to keep up. I hate the whole thing and believe you me, it showed. What an awful photograph! Lots of grey, frankly, lots of lines, and too much honesty. I need vaseline on the lense or at least a somewhat bad exposure. Anyway, suffice it to say it was $30 I regretted spending. One of those photos I tore up.
And so, what have I learned from that humbling experience?
Keep your photographer at a safe distance and pay attention to hairstyling, plus
Slap on some serious makeup. This is no time for the faint of heart or the natural look.
And when all else fails ...
(thanks to the Sartorialist)
distract 'em with a great outfit.