Are you comfortable in front of a camera? I haven’t always been. Well I used to love to ham it up for the camera when I was about five years old and knew that my pigtails and Cheshire cat grin could win anyone over. But as I got older, I got shyer. There was of course the inevitable comparison to the girls I would see in the magazines. These women were of course taller, thinner, and had striking bone structure. So if I had my picture taken, I should look like the best version of myself too right? Then I had to learn my good side, pose, and camera smile (not too many teeth now!); basically I had to practice being comfortable and feeling confident about having my picture taken.
I love these pictures of residents in Nairobi and the feelings that they exude. They aren’t your traditional models. But they are beautiful, serene, dignified, and very happy to have their pictures taken for Love Spring Summer 2012. They exude the type of confidence that models normally demonstrate. Aren’t they just an inspiration for all of us to smile proudly and bring out our own inner models? We don’t all having to be posing fashion bloggers or models, but can still learn to be comfortable and confident when our pictures are taken.
Have a lovely week!