About a week ago I blogged about facing my fears and having my photograph taken. As I noted in comments following the event, my photographer was lovely and I think did a fabulous job given that I am not a naturally photogenic subject. He was kind, patient, creative – and the real proof of course is how good the final result was! So good that I don’t feel so vexed about ‘showing’ my face for my writing anymore.
My photographer is the wonderful Steve Brown at acumen photography:
I highly recommend him to anyone in or around the ACT region of Australia, or anyone travelling here who’d like some professional photos to commemorate their visit or event.
So you see above one of the photos from the shoot, and possibly the one I feel looks most like the ‘me’ I see when I look in a mirror. That Steve could get me relaxed enough to look this calm and not like a rabbit in the headlights was fabulous, and very helpful for me in my quest to have an image or images I can use for promoting my writing.
So this is me – the face behind the dragon, behind the poetry. A huge step for me to show this, and a lot is owed to the kind support so many of you showed me for my last post on this topic, so thanks to all. And given that kind support, I thought I should show you the outcome of the ordeal, and affirm that facing one’s fears can be a good thing! 🙂
I may never be a beauty queen, but hopefully I can look warm and kind. 🙂