One of my publishers has asked me to produce a head shot photo. Oy...I've never done a head shot before! Luckily for me while I was visiting in California this Christmas, we went to a photographer. If we had not taken any photos then, I would be royally screwed right now because I abhor photo shoots and I loathe most "author photos" on the back flap of books. I swore I would never be that dorky schmuck smiling like an idiot on the back cover, but alas, here I am today.
We drove over to downtown Riverside (the Mission Inn is pretty cool!) and took pictures there in a natural, urban setting. It was pretty cool...we just walked around doing random stuff while our photographer just snapped snapped snapped with the camera. No dorky poses. No retarded studio furniture. Just the beautiful city of Riverside as our backdrop!
Anyways...I'm rambling... I have a choice of two photos. I have NO idea which one I should choose so I am asking you, my beloved readers, to help me out! In the first one, I look like a chipmunk on crack because my face is really fat. The second one is a little better because the camera is far away and you can't see my retarded grin. I'm not wearing makeup (I hate makeup) or fancy clothes soooooo...which one do you think I should choose?