Camera ShyI never let anyone take my picture if I can get away with it. And I mean never. I think that in the last 5 years I have probably only had my picture taken knowingly and willing 4 or 5 times and each of these were in large groups where I am standing in the back, barely recognizable.
Every time I see someone with a camera I feel squeamish and become instantly paranoid that someone is trying to take my picture. Being on webcam is enough to make me sick quite honestly. I have friends from all over the country who want to skype and such. To avoid this I searched high and low and bought the only laptop model I could find without a webcam already installed.
I am like this for many reasons, chief among them being forced to pose for many, many pictures when I was younger that no child should ever have to do. Also my old school Navajo grandmother used to tell me stories about how the Navajo originally believed that cameras would steal the soul of the person posing for the picture. Haha I miss her.
It's just a lot of baggage that I lug around with me.