25 Apr I can’t make a normal face in pictures: a photo essay
A thing that people might be surprised to learn is that my mom is a professional photographer. She’s worked for major newspapers and shot everything from democratic/republican conventions, to Broadway shows, to riots, and hurricanes. But she was never able to get me to take what she called a “normal photo.” She was super patient and would constantly tell me “now stop making that face. Put your eyebrow down. Smile. No. Smile like a person would smile,” but all to virtually zero results.
Nothing has really changed in my adult life, except that now I actively avoid being in photos taken by other people because I will always just look crazy. I’m not totally sure what’s up with my face, but even I can’t seem to snap a moment when I’m not looking totally ridiculous: