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Take your Pick

Stefan Tilkov,

I need some pictures of myself suitable for publication in conference material, magazine articles etc. One of the things I throughly hate is having my own picture taken — or, to be more exact, looking at the results, similar to the effect that listening to their own recorded voice has on others. I was able to resist requests to update an old picture that I used send out without much thought in the past, but recently folks have started to threaten to no longer co-author anything with me if I don’t update it :-)

So I’d like to ask for your help in picking the least gruesome looking of these four photographs — click to enlarge them to their full, terror-inspiring size …





On June 14, 2005 3:14 PM, Marius said:

The first one is the best.

Cheers, Marius

On June 14, 2005 4:58 PM, Mark Baker said:

The third one’s the only one with decent lighting, but if you’re going for “dark”, either of the first two are fine.

On June 14, 2005 11:59 PM, Kristijan Cvetkovic said:

At least a dream becomes true … but … all are terrible. Better than the last but still bad. The second one and a two-hour-photoshop-spit-and-polish work would be fine.

On June 15, 2005 12:07 AM, Stefan Tilkov said:

You are so cruel … I guess I’ll go to bed now, weep a little onto my pillow, and dream of finding nicer comments tomorrow.

BTW: My wife positively hates the second one.

On June 15, 2005 7:11 PM, Marcel said:

I prefer the fifth ;-)

On June 24, 2005 9:45 AM, Jacek said:

Hi Stefan, I also think the first two are the best except for lighting which might be fixed in said Photoshop.8-)

Why don’t you go to a pro? 8-)