Thursday, April 24, 2008

I strolled by a Sony store tonight. A high-definition screen had been hooked to a video camera. Unable to resist, I paused to take this self-portrait.


Anonymous said...

That is one damn cool photo. Really.

It reminds me of a line in the opening of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds":

"Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment."

You look like a contemplative Brainiac, considering your evil plans! Have mercy! 8^)

Mac said...

I do look a little spooky. Sorta android-like, especially with the video glare emanating from my eyes. The red light next to my forehead is the reflection from my cameraphone's LED.

Either that or sniper's laser-sight.

Anonymous said...

The whole effect does give you that transhuman look Mac.

Very fitting.

David Biedny said...

An excellent photo, this one feels like your true identity, as far as I perceive you. Really outstanding.

Mac said...


I look like Kubrick's Starchild as conceived by William Gibson. In reality, I don't think I look like this. Maybe this is an example of postermodern "spirit photography."