I’m in the process of rebranding Eliza Wyke and my two other businesses into one, and consequently a one-stop shop for my services on the web. I had the pleasure of being introduced to the wonderful Penny at Yorkshire Websites, and after much deliberation we decided the website needed to be all about me…and Penny decided, I needed to be photographed.
I’ve done countless photo-shoots, which are always fun, but never one where I’m the focus of the attention. It is fair to say I very much prefer to be behind the camera, rather than in front. It’s also fair to say the camera feels the same way about me!
I always take my hat off to the likes of Kate Moss (actually Mossy is my gal-crush) et al, who make the poses look so natural (when they’re clearly not), and the clothes look so tempting.
Last Saturday was P-day, when I was joined by the ever talented Nicky Chadwick, who attempted to “capture me” in the studio.
So what to wear? As a “stylist” I wanted something classic, which says a lot about me. How about one of my (many) own design tweed waistcoats? I selected a particular favourite Harris Tweed waistcoat which also has a matching jacket, and teamed with my “uniform” of white shirt and jeans.
Whilst I felt comfortable in my outfit selection, I still felt decidedly awkward, and posed. I tried to look away from the camera but resembled Joey from Friends’ “smelling the fart” pose! I tried to look at the camera but that just felt wrong. It’s so difficult. It does require a talent… one I clearly don’t have.
And the results… I’ll stick to the day job… and avoid the chocolates this Christmas.