I love photography but I am never satisfied with the stuff I take – mostly, I think, because I have absolutely no technical knowledge. So I am lucky that one of my friends, Dave Stacey, is a proper photographer and, for some time now, I have been checking out his work and asking as many dumb photographic questions as I can. One day, some of his skills may rub off on me.
Yesterday, he asked if he could take my portrait so I obviously said yes even though I am a very humble and shy person. I was very interested to watch him at work. The result, along with a lot of his photographs, is up on his website: http://www.davidjstacey.com/ (see “Some Links” in the right hand column).
This is his portrait of me in my study – the wolf’s lair (I am much prettier in reality but then, as you know, the camera always lies):
You forgot to say cheese!
Indeed I did.
YAY! bare feet. Well done, I thoroughly approve.
My usual state, n-creation! I thought he was only doing a head and shoulders shot but I am pleased I didn't change my habits for the photograph. Wearing shoes feels like fancy dress to me these days.