This.Is.Perfect. And surely will help a lot of girls struggling with low self-esteem! Anna is amazing and adorable.
Originally posted on Anna Shinoda:
I am an author. I represent myself through words, through stories. I am not a model. I am not an actress. When you turn a camera on me, I’m most likely to make a funny face, or at the very least, smile. In fact, I can probably count my posed, serious photos on one hand.
And yet, as an author I have written a serious novel on a somber topic, and when my publisher asked for a picture to represent me, and my novel, I needed to take a serious photo. The hair was flat ironed, the make-up was applied, the dress was put on. I did it all myself, and second guessed it the whole way.
A candid picture captures a moment, but a portrait is set up to make a moment. We all try to look our best in a portrait.