Authors are wild impulsive types often they lie lots or are aloof & read lots. They either have lots of sex or drink lots or need lots of rest & dress in black lots maybe coordinating a) bloodstains or b) coffee stains to work/sleep & opine funny irreverent shit to make fun their being sad serious sorts lots. But how does this loveliness translate into the author photo?
This is author Shane Jones’ face
. Shane says “Often I read blogs and wonder what the person looks like.”
Life Magazine has New! Rare! Photos! of author Nabokov from a shoot in 1959, released now posthumously in tandem w/ author Nabokov’s last & unfinished ms The Original of Laura.
Marion Ettlinger has a book of all these authors’ faces.
& what author Sean Lovelace
comments on Amelia’s post: “I knew this writer that always made her photo a character in the book. Like if the protagonist was a photographer, she would have a photo of herself with cameras, taking a shot.”
I also like lots author Rauan Klassnik’s latest Stupid Drawings
which are distorted author photos. For his (prospective) portraits Ron says “I like eyes.”
Me too. Lots.