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As I mentioned back in March, when I started freelancing I bought myself a MacBook Pro. All Mac laptops come with a built-in iSight webcam now, so for the first time in years I had an easy way to take photos of myself - a definite boon for updating my profile on the various personals sites. This is one of the first photos I took:

This is how I see myself, so I didn't notice anything odd about it. A short time later, one of my friends realized the camera was taking mirror image photos. I have no idea why it's like that by default. So I reversed the above photo:

This is how everyone else sees me. Although I've often thought that I look goofy in photos, I've never hated having my photo taken, and I've never thought much about why people might feel that way about themselves. It's only now that I realize a big part of that feeling must be because we're usually most familiar with our appearance in the mirror, so that looks right and the "reversed" image that others see looks wrong. To my eyes, my face looks more crooked and asymmetrical in the true image than in the mirror image.

While I'm posting photos of myself, I thought I'd include before-and-after shots I took when I got a haircut at the end of May, about 3.5 months after my previous one. I also took these using my MacBook.
Before haircutAfter haircut
These two photos link to my Flickr photostream, which I recently started. I've added a link to the photostream in my sidebar as well. I'll finish for now with one more photo taken on my MacBook, a portrait of Nimiel and myself that so far is my most popular photo on Flickr.
Look, it's us!

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 5th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
when you shock squad figure is made, they'll use the top 2 photos for you and your evil twin, Pilihp. Tomax and Xamot sort of thing. the Cat will remain. Lets Shock em'. Tingler take them out,
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when you shock squad figure is made, they'll use the top 2 photos for you and your evil twin, Pilihp. Tomax and Xamot sort of thing. the Cat will remain. Lets Shock em'. Tingler take them out, <tingle, tingle>
zannah
Aug. 5th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
The cat looks so serious in the picture with you. ;)
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