Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Help Me Pick My Next Author Photo!

A couple of weeks ago, the uber-talented Vania and I headed to Emory University and to the Carlos Museum to shoot an updated author photo. However, I've been so slammed with rewrites, revisions and research, I haven't had a chance to select the one I want to use. Plus, I can't decide.

The photo won't be used in books (for whatever reason, none of my books include an author photo) but an author pic is often requested when I am speaking at a book festival or event.
 So, if you would, let me know which one you like best:

#1 





These next two aren't really in contention because, although it was fun to pose in front of the statue, it'd end up being cropped out anyway. Still, they make me happy:

(I love the statue but it looks like he's holding my head up by a string...)
(I love this because instead of an "upskirt" shot, it's an "up-fig-leaf" shot [made ya look], 
which gives me the giggles.)


 Which photo would you pick???????

15 comments:

Amalia T. Dillin said...

I think I like number 2! The scarf makes a nice contrast!

Kara said...

I like number 2...but I think I like #3 better. You have a friendlier smile in #3 :). I also LOVE number 4 because it looks like the statue is totally photobombing. Heh.

Connie said...

I really like #3 because it brings out the blue in your eyes. But they are all gorgeous!

Maura said...

They are all gorgeous, but I pick number 3!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Oooooo - all are pretty, but I especially like #1 and #4 - despite your string comment. You look like a pro in her element in that one. And in the first one you look sexy and smart. :) e

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Karen Strong said...

You are so photogenic! But I must say I love #3 -- the blue is gorgeous an d like Connie says it brings out your eyes.

Gail said...

These are really wonderful! I think #1 looks the most like a professional book jacket photo. However, I really like the pop of color- it's warmer and friendlier and somehow makes you seem more approachable (not that you aren't approachable! I'm referring to strangers/readers approaching you.)I don't like the foot of the statue in #2 and I'm not sure it can be cropped.
#3 is lovely and I think overall, it's the best choice. BUT... if I had my druthers (and you asking for our druthers), I would crop #4 just above your hair, leave the leaded glass but remove the statue. That pop of red is so striking and I really like the casual, comfortable feel of it.

Ginger Emshoff said...

I would choose #3!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks for all your comments, you guys! It's been very interesting to hear everyone's thoughts! Between input in here and on FB, choice #1 seems to be pulling ahead a bit...

andrea said...

All are very nice, but I prefer number 1.

Graeme Stone said...

#2. It caught my eye. You can't go wrong with red. And remember that your photo may be quite small in some places. You pop in that photo. My second choice is the close up of you in blue. Great photos all of them.

Teresa Kravtin said...

All the pictures are beautiful! I pick #1.

Irene Latham said...

I don't think you can go wrong with any of these! #1 gorgeous, if a little subdued for the zany Vicky I know... but that's okay... love the off-center and red scarf in #2 which says something about zany you... and #3 IS you. You and Vania do great work!

Anonymous said...

I vote for #1!