June 18, 2010

Photographs of photographs in a hairdo magazine.

There are uses for a digital camera other than to get to a photo that you want as a photo. One thing is to take a photograph of something that you need for reference, including a photograph of a photograph, like when you want to show your hairstylist what you have in mind....



It's always so extreme in these magazines. But you get the idea?

UPDATE: I showed my stylist those 3 pictures, and she laughed. My observation is that it seems as though people cutting hair are annoyed by the fact that women have faces and actual physical needs, such as the need to see.

33 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Why not do things the old-fashioned way? Rip the page out of the magazine!

El Pollo Real said...

Needs a Barbara Boxer tag.

knox said...

Those hairstyle books they have in salons are comically worthless. Even most of the websites are no good. I usually resort to looking for celebrity photos for ideas.

It reminds me of how it used to be impossible to find good lenses for eyeglasses. I remember thinking in college "So ... I'm twenty years old and yet I am limited to giant granny glasses??"

Big Mike said...

OMG! Maureen Dowd has a stylish hairdo (lower right corner).

Who knew?

Big Mike said...

Make that lower left.

MoDo doesn't do right of center.

Lem said...

..what I like is to try new techniques.. ah, to destroy what I did to make it look different.. because very often in photography when somebody finds something he.. they do the same thing.. and this I'm fighting against it.

Kirstin said...

Or you could take the magazine to the salon. I must be missing something here.

Ann Althouse said...

@Big Mike Sorry, I rearranged the pics.

@Kirsten What you are missing is: 1. It's not my magazine, and actually the magazine was already at the salon. 2. I was paging through it one day and needed to note which pictures had relevant ideas. It would be harder to find the magazine and look for the pictures to show than to just take a photo of the photo.

Ann Althouse said...

That is, the digital camera works as a way to take notes, very efficiently.

Paddy O said...

"One thing is to take a photograph of something that you need for reference"

It's fairly common now for students in higher academics to bring a digital camera to the library and take pictures of journal articles or other relevant texts. Much cheaper than making copies or getting a scanner.

Christy said...

Althouse, Are you going for the Flo look? (Lower left) I hear it was all the rage at Halloween last year. Or are you going for bangs shaped like the top left, length of the Flo, and asymmetric as in the upper right? (Please let that be asymmetric; I couldn't take the return of the mullet.)

AllenS said...

Stylist? You have a stylist? Isn't your hair style called a Page Boy? Meade could style that.

Christy said...

Hey, they rearranged themselves on the page while I wrote my comment! What's up with that?

Big Mike said...

@Professor, now MoDo's hairdo is on the far left.

Not sure why that seems appropriate, but somehow it is.

AllenS said...

What is Michelle Goldberg's hairstyle called?

Lem said...

OT

It appears the US team was robed at the World Cup by poor officiating.

Freeman Hunt said...

I love using my phone camera for things like that.

For example, if I find a book in the bookstore that looks good, but I'd like to look up before buying, I snap a picture of it. Really it's the same thing with any product.

Of course, you can always look it up right there with a smartphone, but sometimes you're in a hurry.

ironrailsironweights said...

There's something else about women's hair that I find far more annoying and depressing :(

Peter

Freeman Hunt said...

And the camera is great for decluttering. You can take pictures of anything that you want to get rid of but feel somehow attached to. Sure, you'll probably never look at those pictures again, but it can make getting rid of those things easier.

Freeman Hunt said...

Once a coworker became violently ill and vomited all over his desk. He was okay but taken away in an ambulance. We cleaned his desk and there were notes that he obviously needed but that were covered in vomit. What to do? Just take pictures of them and throw them away.

Henry said...

I use the camera on occasion when I'm taking something apart. Very useful for putting the thing back together again.

* * *

There's a tiny salon in my neighborhood. The clientele is all over 70. Yet the windows are papered with these goth vampress hair styles, all about 10 years old. I wonder how Betty White would look after a black die and straightener job?

Kirstin said...

Michelle Goldberg has a chin-length bob with bangs in that picture.

Betty White had long straight hair in an episode of "My Name is Earl." Someone told me about it. ; )

CrankyProfessor said...

A friend I took with me to help choose my new glasses took photos of each pair (at 3 different shops) - that way we could scroll through them and make a better decision. Best glasses-buying experience of my life.

Paddy O said...

"if I find a book in the bookstore that looks good, but I'd like to look up before buying, I snap a picture of it"

I've done that too!

They're also good for emergencies. I know people who took pictures of their various rooms, and especially their bookcases, right before being evacuated because of a nearby fire.

Lem said...

@11:05.. corrected by the Daily News.. that's robbed with two bbeess.

Bruce Hayden said...

My thoughts of photos of photos was remembering a couple of years ago when I created a screen shot of a screen shot. But the inner one was of the outer one, so it was recursive. The nice thing though about digital images is that they have finite resolution, so I only had to go down about 5 levels before the image was so small that I didn't have to have any detail in it. I think that I posted it on my blog (that I no longer keep up) three or four years ago.

El Pollo Real said...

Freeman Hunt wrote:
Just take pictures of them and throw them away.

As a practical matter, what about the opaque chunks?

jamboree said...

When I was in college I got a free haircut at the local School for Artsy Hair Designers. The instructor picked me out of the marks/guests and cut my hair himself.

It was great until the end. Then he suddenly took a bunch of product and made my newly asymetrical hair go completely vertical/angular.

Then they took a picture.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

A friend I took with me to help choose my new glasses took photos of each pair (at 3 different shops) - that way we could scroll through them and make a better decision. Best glasses-buying experience of my life.

That's a fabulous idea. When trying on new frames, without lenses in them, I can't see what I look like. I'm so doing this when I get my next glasses!!

Taking photos of stuff before disassembly is also an awesome idea.

Freeman Hunt said...

As a practical matter, what about the opaque chunks?

Had to run a paper towel over some of them first. But hey, we saved his notes!

El Pollo Real said...

Taking photos of stuff before disassembly is also an awesome idea.

I did that with a motor I rebuilt once. Best idea ever.

Eric said...

It's fairly common now for students in higher academics to bring a digital camera to the library and take pictures of journal articles or other relevant texts. Much cheaper than making copies or getting a scanner.>

I have an ex-girlfriend who was a pretty serious painter. When she needed inspiration she would drag me to the bookstore and go through the stock taking pictures.

We were very nearly ejected from Barnes & Noble one day.

Class factotum said...

I keep a camera in my purse. I was in a car accident that was not my fault, but I got the ticket. I took photos at the accident before the police arrived and sent them to my insurance company and then took them to court. (I also took little Matchbox cars to court to re-enact the accident.) The court dropped the charges and my insurance company went after the other guy for the money. Ha.