Tables Turned: Uncomfortable

Are you as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one?

Being written about, as well as writing?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISCOMFORT.

The simple answer to this – NO!

I don’t mind being written about so much, but I absolutely hate being photographed, videoed or recorded speaking.

Funnily enough I’m happy to be recorded singing & have been featured singing a song, that I co-wrote, on one of my friends albums.

Since creating an online identity I’ve had to get over my photo-phobia & now I’m actually working on a series of self-portraits.

I still don’t really enjoy photos of myself & only approve of about one in every thirty taken, or less.


This is the type of pic I mean.

Here I am looking & feeling decidedly uncomfortable about having my photo taken.

The painful half-smile, the pursed lips, the eyes silently pleading, “Please go away.”

My very cheeks are glowing with discomfort.

My first husband was an artist / musician & loved to sketch me.

I was just as critical of his sketches as I am of photos.

I much preferred it when he wrote poems or songs about me.

So there it is …

… I’m not keen on mirrors either.

Shall I stop moaning now?


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