At some point in the last six months or so, I ran across this article that suggests squinting slightly for better portraits, among other facial gymnastics. The squinting tip stuck out to me because years/decades earlier, I'd heard the opposite, that you should open your eyes really wide. (Either way, you're supposed to stick your chin out, which I always forget.) I have the sense that wide eyes make you look cute/young, whereas the squint makes you look intense/penetrating, i.e more C-level, or at least more promoteable! So I asked my boss, Larry, who is pretty handy with a camera, to take a new headshot for my work blog and LinkedIn profile. (Yes, I have a LinkedIn profile! I work in an office! I'm an office douche!) Anyway, I tried out the squint, and here are the results:
It kind of works, right?! Doesn't it seem like I'm having thoughts? Intelligent, important ones? Or do I just look kind of mean? Is there a difference?