Monday, January 28, 2008


I don't know what I look like.

I am painting a family series and it occurred to me that I - being part of my family - would have to be painted also.
After pouring through photos and finding the perfect shots (although my brother is a tough one *squinty eyes*) of my siblings I look for a photo of me.
And I can't find one.
Oh, I can find MILLIONS - we all know I'm a cam ho. But...
I cannot find one that looks like me.

I don't want 'pretty' or 'posed' or any of that jazz. I want, quite simply, a photo that looks like me.

And I can't find one.

Because I suppose I don't quite know what I look like.

"So I walk like I’m on a mission
Cuz that’s the way I groove
I got more and more to do
I got less and less to prove
It took me too long to realize
That I don’t take good pictures
Cuz I have the kind of beauty
That moves"


1 comment:

colours said...

I know exactly what you mean! The occasional photo that I glimpse in friends collections where I'm caught unaware in the background is so strange to see. Is this what I look like?

I'll hold a mirror up to you, if you do the same for me.