What’s up y’all? Another day, another new experience for your boy over here…just got back from my first ever professional photo shoot. I know, right?! And I mean, hey, well, I’ve had professional portraits taken at school, but that’s practically mandatory. And I’ve stood up in weddings and had pics taken for that too, but those were never about me and to be honest, I don’t recall ever seeing most of the final shots. So yeah, this is a first for me.
So yeah, it felt pretty crazy! And my friends who know me know that I hate forcing myself to smile, because I wind up making the Chandler Bing face. But about halfway through the whole click-clickery I taught myself a little trick…every time the photographer asked/pleaded/desperately bargained for a smile, I’d think about how terrible my fake smile is, which in turn made me chuckle a little, and that produced a legit-looking expression of at least partial joy on my face. *points at forehead* Quick thinking y’all…this pretty-when-it-wants-to-be head isn’t just a hat rack.
And the pics will be ready in about three days. I know I should be excited and I am to an extent, but this is all coming together so fast that I don’t even know if this whole experience of everything going on has really hit me yet. It’s surreal…tell me a week or so ago that by this time next week I’ll be working on all the details that go into getting a book published, and you know I’dda told you to lay off the crack, homie. Yet, here we are, and I’m glad you’re here with me, following along.
With that said, let’s bang out to a kickass photo-based playlist and call it a day.
- The Cure, “Pictures Of You”
- Taking Back Sunday, “This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)”
- Spoon, “I Turn My Camera On”
- The Tragically Hip, “Pigeon Camera”
- Camper Van Beethoven, “Pictures Of Matchstick Men”
- Ice Cube, “Who Got The Camera?”
- Wilco, “Kamera”
- Atmosphere, “Camera Thief”
- Def Leppard, “Photograph”
- The Who, “Pictures Of Lily”
- Felt, “I Shot A Warhol”
Hope your day’s fantastic, loves. Let’s keep the wagon wheels rollin’ on through the rest of the week, ok? Peace!