Monday, July 24, 2006

Does This Happen to You?

There I was at a family gathering. I had just sat down with a plate of food and put a forkful in my mouth.

"Anna," called a relative. I instinctively looked up. Click.

Now why in the world would anyone call my name and snap a picture while I'm in mid-chew? This could be why I hate cameras. Won't that be a charming little keepsake by which future generations can remember me?

Does this happen to anyone else or am I the only one?

4 Comments:

At 7/24/2006 3:06 PM, Anonymous Andy said...

I get that too, not with food, but with other elements. My health problems make it tough for me to shave regularly, and I often have not had a hair cut within a timeframe with which I would be happy.

Pictures of me get taken just before I shave or get that hair cut. It happened with my radiation treatment, and again just the other day at the dentist.

It's probably George Bush's fault if you think about it.

 
At 7/24/2006 7:05 PM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

Well, Andy, everything else is.

 
At 7/25/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Politakid said...

Actually, I'm usually at the other end of the camera. I love taking pictures, and, much to the dismay of some family members, I almost always have my camera with me.

I'm sure I do take pictures of people eating. Usually if it's a posed shot, I'll wait until they are ready. But, I also have a habit of taking "candid" pictures, i.e. when people don't know they're being photographed.

I do end up with a lot of pics of people eating, but I think it's just the nature of family events. Most are picnics, BBQs, etc that center around eating.

 
At 7/25/2006 2:48 PM, Anonymous Andy said...

Oh yeah, I take tons of pics as well. Heck, I've marketed some of them. The candid shots are usually far better at showing what actually happened at any given event, and almost all of my pics are of that variety when people are involved. I think there is some distinction though between "candid" and "awkward" in play in the course of this discussion.

I can't speak for Anna, but my circumstances usually fall in the second range somehow or another. With the last two it was a matter of one or two days in timing.

 

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