While we will have a pretty thorough record of all of the construction at Memorial through this website and my incessant picture taking, I’ve been challenging myself to really pause in the the work to make sure I’m getting good “working portraits” of myself, MysteryMan, and all of the friends and family that stop over to help us.
Action shots are one thing, but it’s hard to get people to relax in front of a camera when they are covered head-to-toe in dirt. Or just to get MysteryMan to look at me without rolling his eyes.
He especially likes it if I snap 107 pictures of him when he’s doing math.
I’ve got a decent collection for my Wall of MysteryMan so far, despite his attempts to thwart me….
This one has nothing to do with working on the house, but it’s one of my favorite shots of this dude.
Getting self-portraits is both easier and harder, but I’m getting better at seeing the picture without actually being behind the camera.
Unfortunately I wear basically the same outfit everyday, so there’s not a lot of variation in my look.
Sometimes I change the color of my long-johns, just to keep things interesting.
Its actually a bit nerve wracking to take pictures of yourself sans-makeup after a day of hard work, but drywall dust and really good lighting do excellent things for your skin.
So friends and family, the warning is out. If you come over to help, be prepared to pose when you’re here.