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:
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:
Amalia T. Dillin says
I think I like number 2! The scarf makes a nice contrast!
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.
I really like #3 because it brings out the blue in your eyes. But they are all gorgeous!
They are all gorgeous, but I pick number 3!
Elizabeth O. Dulemba says
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 says
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.
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 says
I would choose #3!
Vicky Alvear Shecter says
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…
All are very nice, but I prefer number 1.
Graeme Stone says
#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 says
All the pictures are beautiful! I pick #1.
Irene Latham says
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!
I vote for #1!