I am one of those people who looks horrible in most photos. I mean it. Nine times out of ten, the camera will catch my eyes somewhere between half mast and closed and my smile crookedly sliding off my face. Recently I found a baby photo where I sported that expression. It actually was a tremendous relief: I realized that my horrid photos could be blamed on genetics.
If you think I'm going to post examples here, well, you're sadly mistaken. But if you want an example of how my eyes tend to droop like saggy curtains, making me seem drunk? Check out Advance 9926:
And Advance 2831 really knocks it home. It's the whole package: insipid smile, closed eyes, dork dork DORK! Really, I swear this could be me:
These illustrations are almost as confusing as the one with the mysterious chair I posted about last week. The whole advantage of illustrations over photos is that you don't have to deal with awkward moments like these. What made the illustrator decide to go this route? Why capture your model at the worst possible moment?!
Maybe...maybe some models curse illustrators the same way I curse cameras. It's the only explanation I can think of!