SP120722 Self-portrait (A span)

by Jay July. 22, 2012 5738 views

So I said I would participate in the “self-portrait” project, and here they are.

The second to the last portrait is simply proof that I can tie a tie.

I think this is the first “self-portrait” I ever did. (1999). I did it as a whim to be silly while in a larger group before handing the camera over to the person who took the group photo.

This was a total put-on. I wanted to see if I could hold my hand steady while taking the picture, and I went from “smile” to “non-smile” in 0-2 seconds flat. (2000)

As you have already gathered, I like hats. A friend sent me a new one and I wanted to show him I had received it. (2005) I also used a mirror to make the shot. I had fun doing this. Again, total put-on that I love to be.

Stuttgart (2008)

Falera, Switzerland (2009)

On the bus to Solitude Castle, Stuttgart (2010)

I didn't make this mess: a “real” photographer did it. My formal picture for the company brochure. Latest mug of me (December 2011).

But of course, I should be honest and show you THE REAL ME!!

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Christa 8 years, 10 months ago

Evolution back to our roots....lol, this is a fantastic set Jay, I like your humour!!... and your good looking portrait in shot 1 :))

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jack 8 years, 10 months ago

Great self portraits. Including the last one!!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Alison May 8 years, 10 months ago

Handsome :-) well apart from the real you :) ha ha

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ej Rodriguez 8 years, 10 months ago

Awww such a lovely set. You have indeed a sweet and very charming smile :)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
David 8 years, 10 months ago

Ha ha... See what "time" can do to our looks !!
A great pack indeed. Fantastic !

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 8 years, 10 months ago

Love ALL your portraits except for the last ... a little freaky! LOL

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Maz 8 years, 10 months ago

Great set!! Nice to see you. :))))

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Karman 8 years, 10 months ago

Nice to meet you. Funny, even when you are not smiling there is a light in your eyes.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carole Gledhill 8 years, 10 months ago

Love them all! I'm doing a blurb book of all the entries. Can I use yours?

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years, 10 months ago

Great!
but I agree with the last one ;)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
George C 8 years, 10 months ago

you're a playboy on the last one...i hope jennifer aniston will never see you!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Dorothe 8 years, 10 months ago

LOL, great collection, nice to meet you!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 8 years, 10 months ago

Right up to the last picture I was thinking what nice eyes you have! Great set!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Iandshiraz 8 years, 10 months ago

so nice

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 8 years, 10 months ago

I loved to watch the progression of your life in your face! The youth turned into maturity - or at least until I got to the last one! Will I see you on the SyFy Channel this fall?

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Felecia Eby 8 years, 10 months ago

These are all great! Hard to pick a fave but for me it might be the 2008. I should have said these are all great with the exception of the last one. lol

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 8 years, 10 months ago

Nice to see you looking great awesome portrait

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Claire 8 years, 10 months ago

beautiful portrait .the last one is very funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Thelilsuga 8 years, 10 months ago

nice Collection! Nice to meet you, and Love the last one! Creative!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tim 8 years, 10 months ago

haha really funny, love it!!!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 8 years, 10 months ago

Those blue eyes have not changed a bit! :o)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 10 months ago

hahaha! you're fantastic!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Noor Fithriya 8 years, 10 months ago

great self portrait set..the last one so hilarious.....:))

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 10 months ago

All great portraits...you have a nice smile. Haha....the last one is startling, but funny!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 10 months ago

LOOK WHAT I SAW!!
LOL
OMG you scared me on the last one, I SWEAR!
Nice portrait ;)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 8 years, 10 months ago

Do you have family in Roswell?

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Veronica Wolska 8 years, 10 months ago

hey good looking! you hid "the real you" throughout the decades.......body snatcher

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Catherine Hollens 8 years, 10 months ago

What a great collection of headwear :)
A lovely set - very expressive eyes you have

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Chossid 8 years, 10 months ago

I think I like 4 and 5 best. Of course the last is the silly one! caught me off guard! ;-)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lluã­S Dalmau 8 years, 10 months ago

a trip along the history... fun joke last one

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 10 months ago

You "heartbreaker"!! Your eyes and smile dominate every shot I've seen of you... but you know what... I REALLY like #6 too, a person of substance in there... I did a few more of those alien shots but having done it once figured I'd best move on this time, but it's good to see a fellow alien. 8^)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 8 years, 10 months ago

Very handsome shots - I would hate to think you really looked like the last one.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 8 years, 10 months ago

Nice to see this progression. Not sure about the last one though.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Bryan 8 years, 10 months ago

A great collection of many faces! You truly look like an alien in #8 lol

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Art Bee 8 years, 10 months ago

OH NO! Alien Invasion.....and they stole your face!
Great Portraits

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Xabolcs 8 years, 10 months ago

...Good Face / [i]delyóópofa UFO-ka[/i]... :)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 8 years, 10 months ago

Great set! 6 and 7 have a very secret agent / operative look. Gathering intel?

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 10 months ago

Fabulous , glad you posted some without a hat .
I like the sunglasses one with that slight smile.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 8 years, 10 months ago

Hahhaahah the last one really made me laugh out loud!
But ...what amazing eyes you have :)) You look so kind
I`m glad I sit beside you and smile!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 10 months ago

What a set! I am happy you showed us you true self in the last one:)
No 6!!! I almost saw Ed Harris in this - in the movie The Hours - you know, the scene just before he jumpes out of the window?

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jumiella 8 years, 10 months ago

Ha,ha! The last one is fantastic! Are you extraterrestrial? :)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 8 years, 10 months ago

I knew it, i knew it you were an alien. Great stuff. LOL, twice.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nynke 8 years, 10 months ago

Am I allowed to say you look very handsome? ;) With the exception of the last two... which obviously show your sense of humour ;))

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Yulia 8 years, 10 months ago

I love the last one!!!!!)))))))))))))))))

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Olivia 8 years, 10 months ago

Each and every one is so different which I really do like and the last one...is so amusing! : )

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 10 months ago

#4 is my favorit portrait here, you look so happy and at peace in it.
Last one is to funny!!!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 8 years, 10 months ago

Nice collection

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 10 months ago

Hey... That beard suits you!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 8 years, 10 months ago

Love those caps so many different aspects of you character.............................

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
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