What’s missing in my life? A foto of myself with an Eiffel tower background. It’s not that I’ve never been to Paris it’s that I’ve been to Paris and haven’t had myself photographed with the tower. What was I thinking of?
And what made me suddenly discover this lacuna? Because I have an upcoming birthday and would like to celebrate my 60th year by initiating a photogenic lifestyle.
First of all, what do I mean by photogenic lifestyle? I would like to routinely look around me, close my eyes and snap a mental photo then say to myself: How lovely! The photo would not be of me but of the context I’m in.
How to achieve this? Well, I’m not sure. But one thing I know, it’s an inside and out process–The Out being my surrounding environment and The In being the way I see myself. You know, my Weltanschauung!
I don’t want to be a still-life. I want to be a motion picture.
Rodin Museum, Paris Painted Photos