actuality.log


Saturday, July the 22nd, 2006

… mind having their picture taken.

Lady with a covered face

… really mind having their picture taken.

Fuck you too

… don’t mind posing for a picture.

Lady with a coloured hat

… love to pose for a picture.

Smiling girl on the phone.

… don’t know their picture is being taken.

Dude with green hair

What about you?

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12 Responses to “Some people …”

  1. J says:

    What do you think?

  2. pundit says:

    You? Or people in general?

  3. Michelle says:

    I would be the person in the top photo at the present time.

  4. chiaroscuro says:

    i have way too much photographic evidence strewn around to report indifference!

  5. chiaroscuro says:

    oh, but then i ahve such a nice plea! Its all for the altar of Art :)

  6. anonymiss says:

    Doesn’t it also matter who the photographer is? If someone was clicking away at me in a supermarket or something with his camera phone, I’d not exactly love it…
    Then again, I recall this incident where I went to a monument in Delhi, and a young lady who seemed to be a student of photography, asked me to look out an ancient window, as she captured me. I obviously didn’t hesitate.

    I dig the last pic, by the way. :)

  7. J says:

    Me. Me. Me.

  8. pundit says:

    Michelle: Which, unsurprisingly enough, seems to be the largest subset of the populace. Or maybe, I just come-off as this creepy person with a scary camera, making them uncomfortable; as I’ll surely be reiterating below.

  9. pundit says:

    chiaroscuro: I know! You seem to have no issues with being on either side of the camera. And regarding your plea involving the altar of art, I am quite sure you don’t really have to try very hard to get people—even those pesky model sorts—to pose for you. You’re just all warm and enchanting.

  10. pundit says:

    anonymiss: It does! Actually, it seems to matter less who the photographer really is and more how she makes the subject feel. By which I mean to say, I can never really take a picture in which the person appears entirely comfortable. The whole, “let’s give him the finger instead,” seems to be more my cup of tea. Maybe it’s my awkward glances.

  11. pundit says:

    J: Let’s see, I’m shooting in the dark here, but:

    I think your first impulse is to be bashful, so you’re not too keen initially on appearing in front of the camera. But as you get comfortable and a couple of amorous glances later, you remember how lovely you are, and your initial qualms melt away.

  12. J says:

    oh you are so bloody right!


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