Have you ever caught sight of yourself in a mirror and, for a split second, not known you were looking at YOU? It's a slightly unnerving experience, though I'd be hard put to work out why. I mean, surely we always know what we look like at some level of consciousness?
But what about old photos? I was looking through the tiny computerised images of ones that my Bro sent me, and one dark photo made me want to take a closer look. Hence the shock horror...it was me!? Caught half-blink, and taken in only available light, it gives a strange, other world feel to the me-that-was, back in 1974...ish.
I seem to remember, Bro often 'bounced' the flashlight by directing it towards the walls or ceiling, and that may be what he did in this case.
Many of his rolls of film were not developed and printed as soon as he'd finished them, but travelled, unseen, all the way to New Zealand, and endured the traumas of a flooded basement before his dogged persistence rescued them and transferred his images to the computer.
I always knew he was a dab hand with a camera, but being able to see his pictures en masse, in miniature, as they appear in my folders, gives me a whole new perspective of The Bearded Wonder, as I affectionately think of him! LOL
And now here's a beautiful 'Family Tree' photo of his wife and children that was taken round about the same time as my mug shot. Have a putty medal for it Bro! It's a corker...
And a big thank you to The Power Behind The Throne who was probably responsible for this shot of The Artist At Work! >>>>>>>>