Faces. I keep telling my husband whenever he (usually on my command) photographs me for the blog sometimes, “don’t shoot to close!”. Not that I’m afraid of showing marks, wrinkles, double chins or so (well, just a little). But a face it self can feel so intrusive. Influential. Direct, and exposed. Both in a positive and negative way. Often interesting. The face makes the photo more naked and vulnerable. Sometimes even vulgar. I must say that I do like when authors of blogs is generous with them self though. In terms of portraits of them self as well. Those blogs makes me often more interested in what the authors have to say. Personal is good, interesting. Not always of course, but some times. Often. But it can be a fine line between interesting and too much. I can not really express it in words (not in English anyway). Or point out what it is that makes some succeed and others don’t. It can be a matter of who’s looking of course. The receiver. Semiotics, connotation and denotation. It’s just a feeling I have. Not at all easy to express.
What do you think. Do you want to get a face of the author?