Time for a bit of self-indulgence. Last January I posted a 2009 self portrait, my first and at the time I thought probably my last. Things change, including my mind and opinions, so with the passing year I though perhaps doing a self portrait a year might be interesting.
There’s nothing as entertaining as watching yourself grow older.
One thing which hasn’t changed, I seldom like any photo of myself. Making a self portrait I’m willing to post is a trying experience — I’m a lousy model.
I have made some progress doing this years portrait. I’m not hiding behind a hat and camera as I did last year.
Comparing the two photos, I can definitely tell there’s a little less color and more grey in my beard and hair this year — that vertical “worry line” on my forehead looks a little deeper also. I’d always thought my hair would be completely white by this age as my grandfather, who also had red hair, was snowy white before the age of 50.
As long as I can see there’s still a little “flash” behind the eyes, I’m okay with it.