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Samantha's_Song
02-21-2009, 08:04 PM
Going on from Hikaridawn's posting about being a famous author, and Judg's reply that she wouldn't want her photo on her novels to keep her privacy, what would you have on yours to keep your anonymity?

I would have a photo of one of my pink handbags :D

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-21-2009, 08:08 PM
I guess I could have me - fronted by the three cats and the dog. No one would be able to see anything but, maybe, the top of my head.

scarletpeaches
02-21-2009, 08:08 PM
A pen name and no author photograph.

Or something in keeping with the tone of the novel, such as me, but wearing a mask or blindfold, or a hat with a veil. Tasteful but teasing. ;)

firedrake
02-21-2009, 08:12 PM
I'd have a picture of my holiday home.

A friend of mine wrote a series of historical novels. Koo Stark (remember her?) took a photo of her for one of the hardback versions. It didn't look any thing like her.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/geeandtee/migrating_rednecks.jpg

Maryn
02-21-2009, 08:29 PM
If ever a situation called for a double, this is it. Even when I was younger, slimmer, and all around more attractive, I was so not photogenic.

I might have a photo of my hands, be-ringed and dramatically manicured, on an ancient manual typewriter.

Maryn, hating every picture of herself

Susie
02-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Hint: :Cake: :D

Siddow
02-21-2009, 09:53 PM
http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pixellatedtestimony.jpg

Kathleen42
02-21-2009, 09:57 PM
Can't I get away with just putting Kate Winslet on the back?

Chumplet
02-21-2009, 11:36 PM
I have my photo on the back of Bad Ice. It's the one I took myself and I use it for several of my profile pages on La Web. If you want something done right, ya gotta do it yourself.

I have very specific requirements when allowing a picture of myself to be seen by the public:

My hair has to be perfect
I must be wearing makeup
I can't smile too much or I'll look more squinty than René Zellweger
My chin(s) must NOT be visible.

Kathleen42
02-21-2009, 11:46 PM
I have my photo on the back of Bad Ice. It's the one I took myself and I use it for several of my profile pages on La Web. If you want something done right, ya gotta do it yourself.

I have very specific requirements when allowing a picture of myself to be seen by the public:

My hair has to be perfect
I must be wearing makeup
I can't smile too much or I'll look more squinty than René Zellweger
My chin(s) must NOT be visible.

Two of my friends are professional photographers. I'm hoping that, if I'm ever lucky enough to need a professional photo, one of them will do the honors.

maestrowork
02-22-2009, 12:15 AM
http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/cartman2.jpg

Maryn
02-22-2009, 12:20 AM
Maestro, I'm amazed at what an accurate likeness that is. I'm not sure the armband was all that great an idea, though. Consider a smiley-face instead, huh?

Maryn, terribly helpful

StevenJ
02-22-2009, 02:42 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/lslneon/STEVEHLBIO2.jpg
Steve Jensen, author of 'I Can't Afford to buy Photoshop'.

Cranky
02-22-2009, 02:43 AM
You forgot the velvet smoking jacket, Steve. :D

KTC
02-22-2009, 02:46 AM
I have my photo on the back of Bad Ice. It's the one I took myself and I use it for several of my profile pages on La Web. If you want something done right, ya gotta do it yourself.

I have very specific requirements when allowing a picture of myself to be seen by the public:

My hair has to be perfect
I must be wearing makeup
I can't smile too much or I'll look more squinty than René Zellweger
My chin(s) must NOT be visible.

I hate getting mine done. My only requirement is that the camera must not have any film in it. That doesn't work anymore in this filmless age! I have to get my headshot done for the playbill for my playwright gig. I'm not happy about it. I'm actually sick about it. Yuck. The couple headshots I have are about 5-8 years old. Apparently I have aged too much in that time to get away with using them. Sometimes people are just so cruel!

thethinker42
02-22-2009, 02:56 AM
My husband is a pro photographer (trained by yours truly LOL), so I'll have him take my pic. I'm extremely camera shy, though, so who knows. Maybe I'll just put a picture of one of my cats.

Incidentally, I knew an author a few years ago who published under a pseudonym. She had a pic of herself on the inside back cover, and the photo credit said "photo by (her real name)". I just always wondered who REALLY took the pic, and what they thought of that, but that's just me...

scarletpeaches
02-22-2009, 02:58 AM
She probably did it herself on a timer.

thethinker42
02-22-2009, 02:59 AM
She probably did it herself on a timer.

Not with that photo. It was very professional, etc and she...well...just no.

scarletpeaches
02-22-2009, 03:01 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/lslneon/STEVEHLBIO2.jpg
Steve Jensen, author of 'I Can't Afford to buy Photoshop'.

How you doin'? :e2brows:

Chumplet
02-22-2009, 03:21 AM
I did mine with a self timer and added a touch of Photoshoppy to deal with shiny forehead and chin(s).
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/Chumplet/SandraCormier_2_07-1.jpg

StevenJ
02-22-2009, 03:23 AM
How you doin'? :e2brows:

:D

maxmordon
02-22-2009, 04:21 AM
Better to take the Lemony Snicket option:

http://www.albany.edu/~jj1311/lemony.jpg

Chumplet
02-22-2009, 04:44 AM
I like that one!

Tepelus
02-22-2009, 04:51 AM
I'm not camera shy and would love to have my face plastered on my book's jacket. It would have to be done professionally, of course, in a style that evokes the time period of my novel, or a Gothic style, in black and white. But, I need to get the darn thing finished first!

Matera the Mad
02-22-2009, 06:38 AM
Well...I have a decent camera and I can do a lot with the GIMP and IrfanView, but...it's still me :(

firedrake
02-22-2009, 06:44 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/lslneon/STEVEHLBIO2.jpg
Steve Jensen, author of 'I Can't Afford to buy Photoshop'.

:roll:

Chumplet
02-22-2009, 08:02 AM
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/Chumplet/SandraCormier_glasses.jpg