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21 July 2009 @ 01:41 am
Self Image  
My self image seems to differ fairly significantly from my photos but seems to match what I see when I look in the mirror. How's that work?

I always think I look huge in photos. I don't think I'm skinny by any stretch of the imagination but I always feel I look fatter in photos than I feel. I'd expect the mirror to be the same as photos though but it is not.
 
 
 
Ryethryeth on July 21st, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you are talking about. Can't explain it, but it's so true. Something about those static images (that are inevitably taken at bad angles)...
Luthienirenes on July 21st, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem (I'm much less fat - lol I was going to say thinner, but maybe less fat is a better way to say it) than last time you saw me ... but photos always make me feel huge.

Oddly enough I've seen a couple of photos of you that I've thought made you look larger than you are as well.
Gyregyre on July 21st, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sitting down for one is bad.
Luthienirenes on July 21st, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
oh yeah. Especially sitting down and looking over your shoulder at somebody taking the picture from diagonally behind you. Not good at all ...