Are you a smiley, smiley colourful person?
I am not, for many reasons – l am not – for starters l am very conscious of the fact that when l smile l look like something from the film “The Hills Have Eyes! [the original] or that l have been toyed with by the bloody murderer of Driller Killer!
Being hit by a train when l was 26 made me the way l am today …. l have to get my jaw broken several times by a dentist willing to take the task on hand … note the words ‘willing”, because not many dentists are volunteering to tackle my shotgunned mouth. Over the years the results of an untreated fractured jaw from 1989 has meant that my mouth has seen better days … but enough .. the totally end result is that l don’t tend to smile a lot and especially if l don’t want to be seen as Igor!
So in my photo’s l just don’t smile a great deal …. you have seen this photo from the other day l am sure …
…. this is a smile!
I am also not a camera happy person, l tend to take photographs of things rather than people or dogs, or trees – although l occasionally capture Suze, she doesn’t like to be photographed either – but at least she has better teeth than me! My teeth aren’t that bad … for a man who might be dead and lying in a coffin …. okay, enough … but l don’t smile. I do wear colour and l have started wearing more colour .. like today l wasn’t wearing lots of colour, l was wearing ‘black’. I was wearing my black Godsmack hoodie and a black tee shirt and blue jeans and my black slip ons, but remarkably colourful socks!
The image above displays me on a purple day … but yesterday l was the Tango Man and Suze wanted to try and get a shot of me smiling in orange …. here are the results … of me trying to find a genuine smile!
“This is The Oops Sorry My Bad, l thought l was going to Sneeze!!”
This is the , “Is this it, l am trying you know!!”
This is the Maybe!
This is the Grimace!
This is The … well, actually l don’t really know what this thing is!!”
This is The This is my better side!”
This is the “I Give Up Look!”
Trying to find the genuine smile proved to be an impossible and elusive task! But hey, it was an orange day, that accounts for something…. right?
How about you, how hard is it for you to find the right smile to wear on your face for the camera?