I Hate to Appear In Pictures

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    Not a Thrill

    I'm not picture material. Don't enjoy seeing myself in them. Doesn't matter what body or clothes you give me. Still would be ... uncomfortable. I read years and years ago that the American Indians believed that the "box" (the camera) would capture their spirit. It...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2008

    In Retrospect It's a Pity, But

    I have hated appearing in pictures ever since I was a small child. I have kind of missed out on evidence of huge swathes of personal history because of my hatred of having my photo taken. Recently, I went to stay with a life-long friend who became a real shutter-bug...
    Pixie87 Pixie87
    22-25, F
    Aug 28, 2009

    EEWW

    Just don't come out in pictures the way I perceive myself to be. I'm fun, free, young at heart and loving and when I see a picture or reflection I just see old, battered, hurt... I prefer to stay in denial.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Oct 28, 2007

    Stupid People

    "Smile." She said, assuming that I wanted to be a part of her braindead photo collage. I ignored her and kept on reading. Click. "That's a lousy picture, why aren't you even smiling?" She said in an accusing tone. I glared at her intently. "Did I...
    Drokles Drokles
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2009

    Life Is Ironic

    Wouldn't you know it - just when you need to post some pictures - those things you once believed about yourself are  now true!    For instance, I was thin and beautiful but I thought I was ugly and fat, talk about irony...
    Aristartle Aristartle
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2008

    Hmm...

    Not so much hate, as I really don't want to leave any trace that I once existed, I've always felt like that one day I'll disappear, and maybe it won't be as painful for my friends and family if they didn't have anything to remember me by.
    CuriousBlackCat CuriousBlackCat
    26-30, M
    Feb 4, 2013
    MoonLight1510 MoonLight1510
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    I just don't feel like i don't look good in

    pictures. I don't know why i just don't like any of the pictures i have of myself
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    Nov 24, 2014

    Because I Am So Ugly...

    I look disgusting in pictures so avoid them at any costs. I get angry when anyone tries to take one of me and when I see photos of myself, I want to cry. Sometimes I can't believe I walk around looking so vile.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 18, 2011

    A Picture Is A Thousand Lies.

    I hate it when people take pictures of me. when they tell me to smile, and i smile. i dont like it when years later i see it. i see a girl smiling straight into the camera... i think back to that moment, was i happy? i fake the smile, a picture is a lie. There was this one...
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013
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