The hardest part of writing the tribute to Robin Nere was finding a photo to accompany the text.
The one I used came from a profile she'd written for the 2012 MEPSA Championship Show book. Ironically, the first thing she said about herself was that she was "much more comfortable behind the camera" than in front of it.
I totally get that. I also prefer this side of the camera...to this one.
Like many women, I'm very critical of my own appearance. Even though I am forty six, I feel as if I should look the way I did when I was twenty five.
|It's hard not to look good when you're posing with Rugged Lark|
Current photos make me feel old, fat and frumpy.
Part of me knows this is ridiculous. I look the way I look, and if it's good enough for my family and friends, it should be good enough for me as well.
So instead of ducking every time someone points a camera in my direction, I try very had to smile and embrace my fat, frumpy, forty six year old self.
|photo by Collyn Richmond|
|The first time I looked at this picture, all I saw was double chin.|
Those same events have reminded me to always, always take pictures of the people I love, because you just never know.
Because of this, I would love to run a series of people pictures on my blog over the holiday weekend. It doesn't matter if you are a big name hobbyist, a little name hobbyist or a no name hobbyist. If you read this blog and have a shelf of plastic horses somewhere in your house, you are part of my hobby family and I really want to see you! Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to my Facebook page.