Friday, May 11, 2012
I'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille
Obviously I read a ton of books and I see a lot of author photos. I think most author photos can be characterized in three ways:
1) The High School Yearbook-like pose--you know, the one that is a professionally done headshot. Always looks very nice.
2) The Disinterested pose--usually in this one the author's profile is photographed, as if he/she isn't even aware that the photo is being taken.
3) The Goofy Get-up pose--this seems to be popular lately. This is the one where the author poses in the garb that reflects the genre in which he/she writes--e.g. princess, pirate, zombie. Clever and can get a chuckle. I think.
So you see my dilemma. I'm kind of a fan of black and white photos, in case you hadn't noticed. But in case I can't make up my mind on The Pose, I'm going with the photo below. What do you think? Pretty classy, eh? ;-)