When most photos of me are taken, I am usually standing (or sitting) with family/friends/etc., with a cheesy smile on my face, or I'm laughing inappropriately, talking, or blinking. Some people are naturally photogenic, I haven't found this to be the case with me. It's not that I don't like having my picture taken ... what am I saying, yes it is. I guess it's the idea of a staged photo that I object to. Ones where I (or other people) are naturally DOING something, or are in a situation that tells a story, are much more interesting.
I recently found this photo of me ... it was probably taken in the late 1980s. The Husband snapped it with my then-state-of-the-art Polaroid camera. I was finishing the drywall in the basement room that would become his home office.
This photo clearly shows that I make a complete mess of myself when I'm drywalling. As I work, I scrape my knife on the edge of the tray (that yellow thing in my hand), and then I wipe the knife clean on my pant leg. If I had turned around, you would see that my left leg was probably fairly clean. I must have just started the second coat of mud, because I'm working on the vertical seam ... my habit is to do ceiling, inside corners, vertical seams, then the long horizontal seams. Can't get this much of a story from a posed, 'Say Cheese' type of pic.
The family who bought this house from us in 2000 is still there. I wonder if this room is still painted green?
(Thanks to Jane at Small But Charming for dreaming up the idea of "As You Were".)
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