Photo – a present to yourself. Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
This would, under other circumstances, be hard; I tend not to photograph well, and so freeze up in front of cameras. As a result, few pictures of me actually look much like me, or at least like a me that’s not in some kind of rictus of terror.
There’s one, however, taken during by Trebor Scholz during a digital media and learning seminar at the New School this fall, captures something that’s enough me-like that I’ve cropped it down to serve as my current gravatar:
When I first switched to this gravatar, I got a flurry of “ooh, professory!” responses on Twitter. And maybe that’s why it looks like me — the jacket, the glasses, the skeptical look. I tend to think it’s the plastic cup of red wine, though, and my pinky delicately extended from it.
Anyhow, that’s the only picture of me from this year — that I’ve found, at least, that I’m willing to share. Making me face photographs of myself doesn’t exactly put me in the Christmas spirit, so I’m moving on.
Have a good one, folks.