That’s because we’re used to seeing our faces in reverse. No one has a perfectly symmetrical face, so there are differences when the image is flipped. And we’re all more comfortable with what’s familiar. I give talks sometimes on portraiture, and I’ll put up a picture of the Mona Lisa in reverse next to her the right way round and ask the audience which they prefer. 95% always prefer her the right way round. This is why everyone else always looks fine in photos, but we always feel that we never do. The best way to see if a photo of you is any good is to look at it in the mirror – and if it looks fine, then it will look fine to everyone else the right way round :)
So happy to have this image of you. It is the one I will keep when I read your words. Beautiful.
And Happy New Year Star..May 2013 be filled with lots of joys and only a few little manageable sadnesses to highlight all the good bits