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I have a thing for taking photos of people when they're not looking. People are so composed in photographs, so caught up in the idea of presenting, that I often find the end result kind of fake. A lot of the time that's the point of photos, mind, but what I'm talking about are just the regular snapshot things of people.

At any rate, this post isn't about that, not really. No. Last night I finally made myself some business cards. S has been hassling me to do it for ages, but I could never really see the point of having them, until last weekend, where people were asking for my details to pass on to friends. Before you ask, it's simply for the private tutoring gigs I have, and which seem to be popping up through word of mouth. Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I can never remember my mobile off the top of my head, and there's always this shuffle as I riffle though my bag for it, and then details are left on scraps of paper, and we all know what kind of mess that is. After the third time of being asked, I figured I should just suck it up and get some cards made, and I figured I'd just use MOO, which uses photos that you have in your flickr account. It took a bit to figure out what I did and didn't want to use (I thought about using band photos, since I have a lot of them, but I decided against it for all the obvious reasons) and eventually settled on a handful that I've taken in the last couple of years with my camera that is only designed for snapshots.

The above photo is now one of my business cards.

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buymeaclue
Mar. 19th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Is she checking her needle track?
benpeek
Mar. 19th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
that's the joy of this photo.
lucius_t
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Well, that's what I was going to ask. Now we need a new photo. no mystery in this one anymore...
benpeek
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
i probably should have been clearer to hannah, but i actually think the girl is checking the inside of her arm--it's just that she looks like she's checking needle tracks.
ex_chrisbil
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
n' here I was thinking her fist was somehow joined with her elbow!
benpeek
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
it's a great photo, isn't it? just the look of the three of them.
ex_chrisbil
Mar. 20th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
Truly is. You say you've got more in the style?
benpeek
Mar. 20th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
yeah, but most of them are of people i know, and wouldn't terribly appreciate being up on the blog.
ex_chrisbil
Mar. 20th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Aye, fair 'nuff.

Sneak some more strangers in!
mattdoyle
Mar. 20th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
and these guys would? :P
benpeek
Mar. 20th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
these guys were assholes.

let that be a lesson: be polite to the people at the table opposite you, or you might one day find yourself a business card.
lucius_t
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
I didn't really think she was checking her tracks. Everyone knows you go to the john to do that. :)
benpeek
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
at the very least ;)
bodhichitta0
Mar. 20th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Maybe she just gave blood and is seeing if she bruised.

You people. :-)

The card thing sounds cool.
speshal_k
Mar. 20th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. I'd love some MOO cards. Not enough stuff on my flickr stream though.
benpeek
Mar. 20th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
i only had about ten photos i wanted to use. they divide them up on the cards. easy.
speshal_k
Mar. 21st, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
well atm all i got on my flickr is pictures of chickens and meringues. i need something... more artistic :-)
ashamel
Mar. 20th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
I should get some replacements. We had some business cards done years ago, and they're still hanging around, entirely out-of-date.

At least I've given away more of them than my 'professional' ones, after 17 years on the job.
benpeek
Mar. 20th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
well, moo sends you a hundred. i figure it's pretty unlikely that i'll need more than that any time soon.
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