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Monday, February 8, 2010

In the spotlight.....or not

I don't generally think of myself as the kind of person who needs to be the center of attention. I'm not that person at the party telling all the funny jokes. I mean of course I want people to laugh at my jokes when I do tell one, but I don't need to be constantly telling them. I've spent a lot of time in the chorus, so to speak. And for the most part just being on stage at all is good enough, I don't need to always have the lead.

At least, that's what I thought.

Sometimes, though, I find myself in situations that makes me realize that there must still be a small part of me that is looking for my 15 minutes of fame.

Where to start? I was recently introduced to a group called Photowalking Utah And, as the name would imply, it's a bunch of people who get together with their cameras and go on photowalks and then share the pictures on flickr.

Rich Legg is one of the group's organizers and teachers. He also specializes in stock photography. So when he sent out a plea for extras I thought, what the hey. Sounds like it could be fun.

And really, that was my only motivation for going. Because it sounded like a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

But something happened once I was sitting there in that theater seat with the flashes popping. I suddenly found myself wanting to make sure I was in each picture. I found myself sitting a little taller in my seat or standing on my tiptoes to try and ensure I was in the shot. I started to wonder if I should've worn something different or done my hair different or worn more make up.

About half way through the shoot we moved to a smaller theater and Rich said that the people sitting in the back should sit up front this time. I was thinking "Oh good, here's my chance to really be seen in some of the pictures." But the gal on the end of the row we were on had 17 coats and 8 bags and who knows what else because she took FOREVER to get out of the way so by the time we got to the next theater over we were in the back again. And I was irritated. I mean like it really mattered. Seriously. When did I get to be such a Prima donna?

To top it off, I also kept looking around at the people who had brought their kids and thinking "I should've brought my kids. They're cuter."

Did I just admit to thinking that?????????

Rich has posted 1 picture from the shoot. And I feel a little like Mike Wazowski and his picture on the front of magazine. But really, it was a fun morning and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.


orangemily said...

How fun to be in a photoshoot!
I wish I'd known about it, I completely admit to myself that I enjoy being the center of attention. So I understand your feelings.

Ryan said...

Hey I know that I happen to be more visible in that particular picture, but he took a ton more. I'm sure I'm Mike Wazowski in at least a couple.

UTSquishy said...

I hate to break it to you sis, but this is not a recent development for you. You've always craved the spotlight.

Andria said...

I would not have wanted to be in a photoshoot. And no one would really want me in one, because, you know, I can't do a candid shot to save my life. All of the guy's pictures would have me grinning with my thumbs up. He would have asked me to leave. But if I'd been the lady in front of you with a million coats and bags, it would have made way for you to be in the front!

Andria said...

Okay, I just looked at the picture and I totally laughed out loud! I could just see you standing on your tippy-toes so that little bit of your head would show. Hilarious!

Karen said...

The Mike Wazowski comment made me laugh. That is exactly what I was thinking when you showed me the picture the other night.

HeidiPie said...

I think I see you. Right behind the guy in red. Well. It looks like it wasn't just you who wanted to be seen, it was all 90+. And I also agree, you've always craved the spotlight. =)

Dana said...