In the age of the internet, instagram, blogs and selfies, it's fairly easy to compose a carefully-crafted version of yourself for the wider world to see. My world appears through a select composite of angles and arrangements, positions and poses, faces and filters.
To the unaware, this can lead to the impression that my life is perfect - that I live in an eternal picnic-world of cute patterns and prints and perfect lipstick; that I never have struggles or stresses; that I never wake up with bed hair or panda-eyes because I've forgotten to take off my makeup the night before.
But life isn't perfect, and it's good to be reminded now and again that everyone else doesn't just roll out of bed at 6am rocking perfect hair and eyeliner.
Besides, some of these photos are just way too hilarious not to share. So, enjoy this post of less-than-perfect outtakes (quickly, before I decide that this is the worst mistake of my life and I take this post down!)
When taking photos, I will inevitably get an unstoppable urge to pull a ridiculous face and completely ruin the photo. Me and Katie didn't even realise that both of us had done this at the same time (in the above photo) until looking at the photos afterwards. And here I am ruining the nice photo below:
Oh Annika... gosh... might I say that you are looking stunning today? Did you do something to your hair? (I didn't even know that my face was capable of doing this; thank goodness for cameras!)
I'm not quite sure what was going through my head when I decided to pose like this...
Again, not the best pose I've ever thought of (...robot girl?):
And, frankly, the next photo just terrifies me a little bit. This outfit clearly brought out the top model in me.
Hi, Annika. That is a good... face... you've got there.
Now I'll share with you guys a few photography tips and tricks. This is how I get all my flawless outfit shots.
There's the flawless hair-flick photos:
The "this is going to look AWESOME" spinning shot:
Then there's the classic "hang on, I can't tell if the camera is working" pose:
Apparently, I also pull a LOT of grumpy faces:
And I am thinking that I might use this as part of my modelling portfolio:
"Oh! This will be a cute pose!" *FAIL*
"The sun has suddenly come out and blinded me" pose:
And the "I'm just looking at this teeeeeny ant" pose:
Good one Annika, that'll make a great photo: because normal people often walk around holding all their hair out at the sides of their head.
Classic vintage pose (aka going to the toilet in the lake):
I hope that you've all had a lovely week,
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