Thursday, January 08, 2009

Photo Vote

#1
#2

OK, so I hate having my picture taken. And now look at me! Staring back at myself like all of life is part of the negative background.
Please take the time to vote for which one of these pictures is better. I completely understand if you vote neither, or make a snarky comment about what it looks like I might be thinking while sitting there. It might even be what I was thinking. Sitting there.


30 Comments:

At 1/08/2009 10:44 AM, Blogger Louise said...

#1- I like how you look ever so slightly bemused...

 
At 1/08/2009 10:51 AM, Blogger Matt said...

2

 
At 1/08/2009 11:34 AM, Blogger Justin Evans said...

2.

You looking right into the camera works wellhere.

BTW: If we ever meet, I will be happy to conduct an ad hoc photo session with you and see what we can do to take your portrait to the 'next level.'

 
At 1/08/2009 12:50 PM, Blogger Joannie said...

#1. I'm with Louise on this.

 
At 1/08/2009 12:50 PM, Anonymous AMP said...

#2. But neither, alas, JG. They're both... um... too "formal" for me, the poet THINKING.

Hope you're dandy.

AMP

 
At 1/08/2009 12:54 PM, Blogger Penultimatina said...

#1. I'm with Louise on the bemusement. I also think that it matches the tone of the book, which I've read, oh, 50+ times... ;)

 
At 1/08/2009 12:54 PM, Blogger Andrew Shields said...

I like the second one better!

 
At 1/08/2009 12:55 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Oh, I know, roomie. I hate pictures. I tried to get him to take the photo of me with a six-pack plastic ring thing across my face, but he said it looked too much like Hannibal Lector.

#1 is winning? Yikes.

 
At 1/08/2009 12:57 PM, Blogger vazambam said...

#1-#2 looks too much like "Too Hard To Die!"

 
At 1/08/2009 12:59 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Well, he did keep saying, "Love the camera," and, "Who's your photographer-"

 
At 1/08/2009 1:16 PM, Blogger John Hayes said...

#1 seems like a more natural shot, so for my money it's better-- for what it's worth

 
At 1/08/2009 1:17 PM, Anonymous Pat said...

#1

 
At 1/08/2009 2:20 PM, Blogger Reb said...

#1, it's a strong angle

 
At 1/08/2009 4:04 PM, Blogger Steven D. Schroeder said...

I prefer #2. In #1, it seems like you're thinking "Look! There are people changing behind that translucent screen over there!"

 
At 1/08/2009 4:17 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Ah, SDS, good times. Good times.

 
At 1/08/2009 4:22 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

1

 
At 1/08/2009 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An anonymous vote might only count for .5 of a vote, but I say #1. You look friendlier and it's a little less like everyone-else's-back-flap-photo.

 
At 1/08/2009 5:17 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

I think anonymous counts double.

 
At 1/08/2009 5:25 PM, Blogger D said...

#1!

DW

 
At 1/08/2009 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is me, Paige, and I want to vote for # 2.

You look scarily gripping, but in a good way. You look like the Anodyne. And I don't wanna hurt anymore.

I still think you should use that one of yourself as a NASCAR driver from that museum you visited with your kids.

Next time I visit I am taking pictures.

But I think #2 is lovely.

OK?

 
At 1/08/2009 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for #2, FWIW. #1 is too beatific-Buddha looking.

If you let Justin take you--or your photo--to some putative "next level," please do share.

Word verification: "phinless."

--Eli

 
At 1/09/2009 4:02 AM, Blogger Charmi said...

Defintely #1.

 
At 1/09/2009 9:09 AM, Blogger jeannine said...

#1! Friendlier, more humorous, more...you!

 
At 1/09/2009 9:59 AM, Anonymous Jackie said...

I pick #1!

 
At 1/09/2009 10:48 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Sorry #2 people (I was with you, but alas) but it looks like the powers that be went for the race car picture.

I then suggested a collage.

Maybe we'll have variant editions.

I doubt it.

 
At 1/09/2009 11:25 AM, Blogger Stephanie King said...

2

You look handsome!

 
At 1/09/2009 4:03 PM, Blogger brian a j salchert said...

If I am not too late: What will the picture be used for? You don't need to say, but it does
matter. Photo #1 projects a gentler you. Photo #2 projects a sterner you. Using either one projects essentially one dimension.
If you want more than one dimension,
you would need to use both. A composite with #1 to the left would work.

 
At 1/10/2009 6:17 AM, Blogger Peter Joseph Gloviczki said...

Either is good, but a slight nod to 2. Looking forward to the read!

 
At 1/10/2009 11:56 AM, Blogger Lara said...

Have you tried superimposing?

Pretty cool results depending on how you choose to align them.

 
At 1/10/2009 11:59 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Ooooh, I could have a blur effect from side to front views! Or even better, one of those pictures that changes as you change in relation to it. Nice.

I'm not sure Akron would spring for that.

 

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