Not an old photo, actually, this is from a professional shoot not very long ago at all- about 18 months in fact. This is what I look like when I dress up, and someone with a better hand than I puts makeup on my mug. And, does a hell of a lot better job with my hair than I can. Same body, same hair, same hair color — very different photographers, cameras and lighting. And the same set of wrinkles. I guess I’m curious about why you ask? Since I’m in Bali and my photos are on my computer at home, there’s not much to draw from til I get back. Either way, Angela, if you work with photographers, you’re going to get vastly different results. Think of it this way- George Carlin used to joke that if you happen to see your face in fluorescent lighting, you’d see every lump, bump, scar, pimple, line, etc. you’d ever had in your life, and end up running out screaming. Nobody went over that photo with a computer program, but it is more complimentary. Just like most of us look better when we put a lot of time into dressing up, putting on makeup, curling our hair.

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