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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Take a picture, it'll last longer

Some people take great photos and stand behind the scenes. Some people take great photos and stand in front of the camera.

Unfortunately, I fall into neither category.

In order to get a reasonable image of me captured on celluloid, it takes a lot of research, time and patience. Also, a team of hair and makeup people, lighting technicians and a stylist that can find me clothes that fit are required.

And a photographer.

From Steven Meisel and Steven Klein to Patrick Demarchelier and Alexi Hay, countless portfolios were pored over and scrutinized. Who could make me look good – or even presentable – on film?

In the end, Annie Leibovitz came to my home in Telluride, Colorado, where she spent five days taking photos of me, my fiancée and our four-month-old Japanese baby with blue contacts, a Ringo Starr wig…

Oh wait, that wasn’t me.

Anyway, the photo is grungy and grainy, not due to photoshop, but because I'm just plain ol' dirty.


Blogger Lemuel said...

Love the sruffy beard! May I say... Woof!

October 18, 2006 6:33 am  
Blogger tornwordo said...

Great shot!

October 18, 2006 7:14 am  
Blogger Timmy said...

very hot!

October 18, 2006 8:50 am  
Anonymous joe said...

What's wrong with being dirty?

October 18, 2006 12:30 pm  
Blogger liquid said...

great shot!

October 18, 2006 1:08 pm  
Blogger Timmy said...

Nothing, as far as I am concerned Joe.

October 18, 2006 2:25 pm  
Blogger Steven said...

Lemuel: I'm also lazy, hence the scruff.

Torn, Timmy and Liquid: Thanks, but it's all due to major cropping.

Joe: Dirty isn't bad, but unhygenic can be an issue...

October 18, 2006 3:40 pm  
Anonymous jason (from the U.S.) said...

Huh...you look EXACTLY NOTHING like I had you pictured in my head. Amazing how that works out. ;0) I find it incredible that we draw pictures of people based off of no description whatsoever. Glad you don't have that second head I had pictured... (I'M KIDDING!)

Great shot! Much better than any picture of me! I scurr people....

October 18, 2006 6:08 pm  
Blogger yaniboy said...

I'm with Jason... you so don't look like I thought you looked...

But by the same token I don't know what the hell you're whinging about... you're not exactly an unattractive individual!

October 18, 2006 7:36 pm  
Anonymous Glenn said...

How many times do I have to tell you that you are good looking? Stop putting yourself down or no Christmas cookies for you!

October 18, 2006 11:15 pm  
Blogger Steven said...

JUS and Yaniboy: Gee, thanks for the compliment?

Glenn: Well, I should give up sugar... after Hallowe'en.

October 18, 2006 11:55 pm  
Blogger Jason said...

Nice pic. I'm currently starving myself so I too can post a pic one day.

I love being gay.

October 19, 2006 12:25 pm  
Blogger your judgemental aunt said...

I only take good pictures when I'm drunk as you can see I have a beer in my hand in my avatar. Other than that I get stressed out in front of a camera because I can't smile on command.

October 19, 2006 5:10 pm  
Blogger Eric said...

Am I the only person who doesn't see the photo, or are you referencing the profile picture?

February 19, 2007 10:27 am  

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