Today’s picture is of me tearing my hair out at a recent National Trail team meeting. As these days I can only tear my hair out figuratively, my facial expression suggests that, in order to get my point across, I’ve taken up weeping and wailing instead.
Regardless of an artist’s failing to capture a likeness, the painted or sculpted portrait is kinder to the subject than the flick of the camera shutter. Take for example my wife and model Denise. She hates being photographed, but has no qualms about modelling.