December 25: 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. (Tracey Clark)
My friend Graham Ballantyne shot this photo of me at the farmers market. It was rainy and grey and not terribly nice farmers market weather. I like this photo of me because I am hamming up a silly expression, and finding joy despite the craptacular weather. I also really like this photo as a photo – the lighting is good, I like the bright colours behind me, and I like the framing. I use this as my official market headshot, and I’ve used it in many places because it really captures my normal silly expression. Thanks, Graham.