Is it April already? It is? Well that means that lo some three months ago, I resolved to take more pictures of my daughter and myself in the new year. Today I can declare that the resolution was somewhat successful in that it reminded me to keep the camera handy for those fortuitous Kodak moments, and to snap away even during the quotidian quiet. I was however woefully unsuccessful in taking more pictures of myself. Each snapshot would cause me to revile in horror, hit the delete button and put the camera away. I think that I could fill pages and pages waxing philosophical and psychological about the fact I don’t like photos of myself, but I won’t. Believe me I don’t want to be that person that turns away from the camera and scolds the photographer, I really don’t. (If I were an actor I’d be Johnny Depp or Paul Newman, not because I would be smolderingly handsome but because I would refuse to watch myself on screen.) That’s just something I am going to have to work on for myself. In the meantime, I do hereby resolve never to shy away from a picture in front of my daughter or remark unkindly about my appearance in a photo, as this is not a mannerism I wish to pass down to my gorgeous, photogenic daughter.
I easily surpassed the 40 photos a month requirement of my resolution, but that’s only because I am snap happy in any situation where I have the camera, knowing that enough snaps should result in at least one great photo. I wish I had a wider variety of locations, but I have a feeling that’s going to resolve itself this summer. If you want the numbers, here they are. I took a total of 220 pictures of Sonja, in approximately 30 different locations (different locations classified as living room and kitchen, etc.). I was in two of those pictures. I also took 14 short videos on the same camera as the picture.
Below, some of the results of my resolution.