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Sep 23, 2019 - 12:30:14 AM

mander

USA

3778 posts since 10/7/2007

Jonty's post reminded me, I was going to ask:

Would you consider a framed photo of you a good present to receive from someone else?

I didn't phrase this well. Would you give someone, say your Aunt Wanda a picture of herself as a present?

I was thinking of giving someone a photo of themselves, but I'm not sure if they'd appreciate that as a gift. I know I wouldn't care to receive a photo of me, in part, why would I want to look at myself, and in part, why would I want to look at myself?

But it seems people these days, particularly the younger generation, seem to be very happy to have photos of themselves plastered everywhere.

Thoughts?

Edited by - mander on 09/23/2019 15:40:48

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:33:19 AM

800 posts since 4/22/2018

Better to give a photo of the giftee rather than a photo of the giver I suppose. Personally I wouldn’t want a pic of myself as it would be in the same category as the sign with there being an obligation to have it on display.

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:36:22 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

23287 posts since 8/3/2003

IF I was to give anyone a photo of myself, it would have to be to my children. I sincerely doubt anyone else would care enough to want a picture of me or keep it if I gave it. Just my 2 cents worth.

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:32:57 AM
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800 posts since 4/22/2018

On second thoughts, a photo of me could be a useful gift - once placed upon the mantelpiece it would keep young children from going anywhere near the fire.

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:49:35 AM

3036 posts since 9/13/2018

Same here Jonty. Only for mice in the pantry

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:26:58 AM

800 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by yeoldbanjoguy

Same here Jonty. Only for mice in the pantry


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Sep 23, 2019 - 3:39:33 PM

mander

USA

3778 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

IF I was to give anyone a photo of myself, it would have to be to my children. I sincerely doubt anyone else would care enough to want a picture of me or keep it if I gave it. Just my 2 cents worth.


No, not a photo of me to them, a photo of them to them.

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:13:58 PM
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oly

USA

1362 posts since 5/27/2006

It depends, if it is a photo of them doing something they enjoy or with some nice scenery, or with other family members, then yes. Just a portrait of them, no.

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:12:51 PM

Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by mander


<snip> Would you consider a framed photo of you a good present to receive from someone else?   <snip>

 

Several years ago on one of the remote reserves we worked on there was some sort of public gathering.  I took a pic of one of the prominent grannies in the community who was standing on the other side of the "crowd."  It was just of her head, but with plain dumb luck, it turned out so good that I framed it and gave it to her... no particular reason other than it was of her, and it was a good one.  [I'm no photographer, but the "expressiveness" (?) pretty well matched stuff that some professionals produce, IMNSHumbleO.]  She appeared to really appreciate it, or the gesture.... or else she was a very good actress. 

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:31:59 PM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

1654 posts since 6/19/2014

Depends on the picture, I guess. One of the formerly happy couple, one party gone, would not be appreciated, I'm guessing, especially if the remaining party, your friend, was the dumpee rather than the dumper.

On the other hand, a picture of the friend with some near and dear, now deceased, might elicit much warm feeling and a big thank you.

To be safe, you could always frame a nice picture of a cat playing the piano . . .

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:57:36 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

43496 posts since 10/5/2013
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A photo of me mounted on a dart board and sent to an old flame might be apropos.

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:54:38 PM

Buddur

USA

2668 posts since 10/23/2004

If you think that person will appreciate the photograph, hopefully depicting them in a good light, then by all means give it to them. Regardless, don't get in a huff if the don't display it.

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:03:23 PM
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3812 posts since 10/18/2007

Though you might think it's a lovely photo of the person, he or she might not like it. Can you show the original to the friend and tell her or him your plans?

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