I'm 22 and ever since I was a teenager and started going out partying with friends and taking photos I've had this completely weird hatred of having my photo taken or even seeing myself in photos. I love taking photos of my friends because they are so photogenic (even the not so attractive ones - I don't mean to be rude but it's true) they just look great in them whereas I look completely hideous even though I am actually attractive, everyone says I look good in them but I just can't see it. It's weird because when I'm on my own and look at myself in the mirror I do find myself attractive I'm just so un-photogenic and feel like crying whenever I see myself in a photo and wonder if I do really look like that... I have this automatic reflex now that whenever some gets out a camera I cover my face without even realising it, it must be really annoying to everyone else and I ruin the photo - they also just think I'm attention seeking and looking for compliments.
Does anyone else feel like this? What can I do?
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Actually, I feel the same way about myself. I'm not the most photogenic person. To be honest, the only photos that I look good in, is when it is taken without me noticing. That rarely happens because whenever I see a camera I hide. When I am forced to be in the photo too, I can't help but feel...weird and particular about it. I stare at everyone else in the photo and I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb.
I wish I could offer advice, but I'm kinda the same way. Good luck though :)
But if I offended you in anyway, I apologize.1