This wasn’t a typical finished knit photo shoot in so many ways, one of which there were not nearly as many ridiculous photos of me where I look like a dork. But I’m still me, so I found ways to let my dork flag fly.
I love a good prop. When i’m photographing someone and I can tell they are feeling weird about it, I like to give them something to hold. Having an object to interact with helps get rid of the “Omg, what do I do with my hands? How do I use my arms again??” feeling that tends to creep into photoshoots. That happens to me all the time, so I like having a mug. And there was a Sherlock Holmes book hanging around, so I decide to go for it. but there is such a thing as getting too ‘prop-y’, and it looks super staged:
No one sits in that position reading their book and clutching their mug at the same time. No one.
Side note on the styling- I think above you get a good idea of what this would look like in a real world setting, just imagine I’m wearing pants.
Then I was reading and got a little too involved, forgot what I was supposed to be doing.
When I don’t have a prop, I play with my hair. if you ever felt like semi-stalking me, you’ll see a huge assortment of photos where I’m touching my hair. Hey, we all have our habits. But I’ll end on this gif, which is brilliant. These 3 photos are EXACTLY the order in which they were taken, all a few seconds apart in some sort of bizarre photo surprise sandwich:
I look okay in photos #1 and #3, but photo #2 is me at my prettiest, I think. I’m considering it for the jacket photo for my next book.