A while back, I saw photos from The Art of Earning LIVE in Philly. Seeing myself in some of the pictures, I was reminded that I tend not to photograph well.
I always think I’m smiling, and I’m not. I think I’m standing like everyone else, and I’m not. I think I’m looking relaxed, and I’m not.
What photographers tend to do, in these pictures of which I’m not always fond, is to capture a real part of who I am: weird, off-kilter, socially unaware.
And that’s ok.
I won’t apologize for it. You shouldn’t, either.
Apologize for yourself, I mean.
Accept who you are; own the uncomfortable and outrageous parts of yourself and run with them. Stop trying to be someone other than you are, because the people who really matter adore the real you.
You are who you are and that’s ok.
Even if it means looking weird in photos.