'Carry on' Photography...
A few weeks ago, Dana Robinson asked me to provide a decent photograph of myself for the Knox Robinson Website.
Not an unusual request, nor a particularly difficult one to fulfil - for most people. Unfortunately, I am the most unphotogenic person on the planet. Even as a child I always came out looking 'odd.' For the past seventeen years I have hidden behind my children on family photos and made sure I wore big sunglasses.
Now I had to have a decent photograph or two, which would be posted on T'internet for the whole world to see. The whole thing threw me into a frenzied panic.
'Will you try to relax?' Iain pleaded.
When I received the disc containing the 368 finished photographs, I was appalled. Not with Iain's admirable efforts, but at myself. I really am the woman with 1001 expressions - and most of them were quite frightening. I had my eyes closed on the majority of the photos, and heaven knows what my mouth was trying to do in the rest.
'Hmmph, the bust of Barbara Windsor - but the face of Sid James,' he commented.
Fortunately, my daughter was more sympathetic. With her help I finally managed to whittle them down to half a dozen, which I hope won't frighten away the readers.
I suppose, if all else fails, I can always apply for a part when they remake the 'Carry On' films. ;)