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27 May 2011 @ 09:19 am
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Last night, while looking at a photograph of eestiplika licking the salt rim of a margarita she had earlier in the week, I realized that I had recently taken another picture of her licking a sign reading, "I Belong to Jesus", and that she therefore had a bit of a theme going on in pictures. This reminded me of how, a couple of years ago, contessagrrl informed me that there are more pictures of her popping bubbles than doing any other specific activity. (I don't know if that's still true.)

The combination of these things made me think: Do I have a theme activity in photos? (Answer: No, not that I can think of. Well, maybe being naked and covered in vegetation of some sort [see icon], but that's hard to generalize, since nakedness isn't always appropriate.) Do other people? It's fun and playful, so I feel like both I and others should!

So, my questions to you are:

1. Do you have a photo theme of pictures of yourself?
1a. If so, what is it?
1b. If not, do any themes naturally occur to you that you could pursue?
2. What should my theme photo activity be?

Feel free to turn this into a meme if you need help from your broader friends list for your own theme!
I'm feeling: sleepysleepy
veek on May 27th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
1. No! Now I'm wondering why not.
1b. Iunno, something having to do with kitchen implements? I guess we have somewhat of a start with that...
2. *clink!*
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on May 27th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Clink is a good one! Oddly, I don't have ... maybe any photos of me doing that? Hmm.
ruthless compassion: tequila!aroraborealis on May 27th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Hm. I have a few pictures of me drinking tequila from the bottle ...
phoenix: coffeeamber_phoenix on May 27th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
1 and 1a - mine is either "drinking hot beverages" or "staring at nature, often while walking"

1b - i'd like "doing silly physical things", mostly because that would mean i'm doing them regularly

2 - isn't it laughing?
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on May 27th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
It could be laughing, but I don't know if that feels specific enough. I mean, on the one hand, it's true: I laugh a lot, and those make good pictures! On the other hand, it's not a project that would require going out of my way for. On the other other hand, maybe that's part of what makes it right ...
metagnatmetagnat on May 27th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Is acting dorky at tourist spots a theme? Or does everybody just do that?

I don't really have a theme, but it is also the case that I tend to take more pictures than have pictures taken of me. Maybe my theme is pictures that I take of myself in which I try to look cool and awesome but mostly don't.
ruthless compassion: slyaroraborealis on May 27th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
That could totally be a theme! Or balancing wine bottles on your head ...
metagnatmetagnat on May 27th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Mwhahaha. I only have one of those. If I want it to be a theme, I shall have to start drinking a lot more.

Or, I suppose, start going through other people's recycling.

Edited at 2011-05-27 03:05 pm (UTC)
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on May 27th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Or, I suppose, start going through other people's recycling.

Which then becomes a whole nother theme for pictures ... ;)
tickles, the angry lemurclara_girl on May 27th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
aerials! i was recently surprised by the number of photos of me at Firefly, that were of me on an aerial apparatus, teaching someone else an aerial apparatus, or involved with a ridiculous project.

a quick perusal of facebook tagged photos reveal circus-related photos or goofing off photos (stacking yoga blocks on r yan's head. partner stretches. threatening ryan with a mallet. eating doughnuts whilst upside down. building out a wall. hula hooping with a fake moustache).

i guess 'silly stuff.' i'm okay with that :)
wild, predictable abandon: me-laughingcontessagrrl on May 27th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
1./1a. - You've covered this. :)
2. - Uhm. That wholesome look. You know the one I mean.

[In truth, I need some new bubble-popping pictures if I want to maintain that theme. Ahem, Boston. You're on bubble duty this weekend.)
Mizarchivist: Jayne's Cunning Hatmizarchivist on May 27th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
1. Occasionally
1a.Often work-theme, because that's when I think to take a picture of myself. Often glasses-centric. Or hats.
1b. -
2. hmmmm. I don't think I have new ideas although I always have fun with the ones where you've done something cool with your hair.