I got such a positive response from posting outtakes on my blog last time that I decided to do it again (because for some reason I want to ruin the carefully-crafted internet persona I've worked on for the past 4 years, or something?)
But seriously, I'm posting these photos because although I may attempt to make you believe otherwise, I don't actually live in an always-sunny picnic-world of perfect skin and flattering angles. Nobody does. But because blogs and social media allows people to present only the very best side of themselves, it can lead to other people thinking that everyone's lives are better than their own.
I've been guilty on more than one occasion of comparing myself to other people with seemingly-perfect lives, and feeling completely flat on the other side of it. Social media sucks you into this black hole of comparison with other people that you'll never win, because other people's lives simply aren't like that.
Nobody looks good 24/7. And why would you want to? That takes all the fun out of life.
So, here's some less-than-perfect outtakes.
Every. Single. Shoot. I just get this unstoppable urge to ham it up and ruin an otherwise very nice photo. I don't know why I insist on posing like this, because I know I'm not going to end up using the photos, but I just can't help myself:
However, some of the best outtakes are when I am actually trying to look good.
Here, for example:
Speaking of great accidental blinking shots:
Then there's the classic "getting grumpy at the photographer" shot:
And the "I don't know what to do with my hands - so maybe my cardigan is wings...?" shot:
And just so you all know, for every good "spinning" shot that you see on blogs, there's about 10 of these:
Katie loves to do this thing whenever we take photos together where she gets an extreme close-up of my face. Thanks, mate.
So, this is a little bit of payback - one of the best photos I think I've ever taken of Katie. GIRL POWER:
I have a question. What exactly am I doing here with my hands?? My wrist joints look completely broken:
Ahh, okay, this explains it - I think there was a creepy insect of some sort buzzing around my head.
And finally, I like to call this the "grumpy watering-can gremlin" pose:
This is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
Just remember, next time you start comparing your life to seemingly-perfect blogs and instagram accounts - they don't often post the outtakes of life.
I'll leave you with this photo of me, Tilde and Katie accidentally, and without prior consultation, all pulling our very best bitchfaces:
I hope that you've all had a great week,
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