Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Mad Men and Cameras

200 Tuesdays comes to you courtesy of a talented and inspiring friend of mine this week. You may have noticed I have finally uploaded a profile picture. After much searching I realised I hated every picture I have that has my face on it and I also couldn't find any other picture I thought was right.

A.eye touched on the reason in this post, I just don't like being the centre of attention. I am very introverted and much prefer to be on the other side of the camera or computer screen.

Ever one to face the things I don't like and always wanting to do things well, I smiled very sweetly and managed to get Lee, the friend I mentioned above and before on this blog, to take some decent shots of me for use on my blog and other things.

We had a really great laugh, wandering round in the local park in the lovely spring sunshine, stopping every now and then to take a few photos. So, today I thought I would share the poem I wrote whilst trying to ignore the camera!!

Mad Men and Cameras

Look here, look there
Growl just like a bear
Eyes open, eyes closed
You know you want to strike a pose
Flash on, flash off
Look down your nose like a toff
Sit here, stand there
Imagine that you just don't care
Big lens, wide lens
'This ok?' Well that depends
Now smile, look up
That's great, it's a wrap!

What is it like for you being the centre of attention? Do you thrive there or are you more like me, introvereted and reserved? How do you cope when you are thrust into the lime light?


  1. I was too curious about what was going on in blog-land, had to come on for a second. I'm so glad I did. This is? Awesome. Inspiring. Beautiful.

    I love that you walk us through why you're wanting the pictures, and that you share your poetry from when you were trying to ignore the camera...heh. So fabulous. And I love the photos themselves -- they are thoughtful, elegant, full of mood. You are lovely.

    Thanks for sharing. I too turn reserved when put in the spot light. I blush really easily, which I hate, which only makes me blush more. The whole thing gets very awkward for everyone involved :)

    And by the way -- your pics are taken in a local park? I'm not even going to try hiding how jealous I am.

    1. Ha ha I love that you couldn't keep away. I have missed your posts and I promise I am on with my homework! I was never a teachers pet but always made the deadline ;-)

      I think the photos are more the result of a talented photographer than a useful subject, but thank you for your kind comments!

  2. I can relate to the photo thing-I was actually reflecting on this the other day. In general, I have no problem being the centre of attention. When I'm feeling social, I usually am, by default. My life is that much more loud and chaotic- whether I seek to be or not, that's just how things always end up. On the other hand I hate photos of myself. The conclusion I came to in my reflection was that I'm uncomfortable with photos of myself because they don't reflect the me I feel I am. Does that make sense?

    1. Wow, you hit the nail on the head. I have never thought of it this way, but you are exactly right. Photos never really show the real me. Hmmm food for thought, thank you for that comment.


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