Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

New Author Photos

March 11th, 2015

Winding Back the Scruffy

Last month when I was on Oahu I had my daughter, Dallas Nagata White, shoot some new author photos for me. Dallas is a professional photographer who’s done a lot of work in the fashion industry. She’s good both in front of a camera and behind a camera. For this shoot, she acted as stylist, makeup artist, photographer, and Photoshop/Lightroom magician, and we had a lot of fun.

True confession: I don’t actually wear makeup very often because
(1) I am lazy
(2) It’s boring to put on
(3) Things get awkward when you’re running five miles and sweating under the foundation
(4) My eyes freak out with most eye makeup, although not with the eye makeup Dallas used that day, so I’ll need to follow up on that.

But since these photos will serve as my “official” photos for the next year or two, I made an effort to look a bit more polished than I usually do — and I love the way the pictures turned out.

Ron was there, taking a few shots of the process. This is the only one he got of Dallas. It doesn’t show much, but imagine her standing on a step ladder:
Dallas shooting

We had a little helper who wanted to be in on the action:
Koda wanting in

And who eventually managed to have her way:
Linda and Koda

The preceding photos are straight out of the camera, taken by Ron.

By contrast, here are some of the pro shots Dallas produced:

Linda Nagata

Linda Nagata

I think she did a fantastic job! Vist her website here.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 11:29 am
Categories: Writing Life.

3 Responses to “New Author Photos”

  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) Says:

    I think your daughter did a fantastic job, Linda 🙂

  2. Anzhr Says:

    I’m glad that you’re happy with a polished look and it should be good for business. But, if you don’t mind my saying so, I liked some previous photos posted here and there and don’t think you need to be polished at all. A writer’s eyes don’t need anything to be drawn around them. But, again, glad you’re glad.

  3. Linda Says:

    Agreed Paul! Someday I’ll get her to teach me how to do makeup. 🙂

    Anzhr, it’s a different look for sure. Fun, because I haven’t tried it before. I do prefer polished when I’m in a professional setting, and I like the outdoorsy don’t-worry-about-it look when I’m doing that. It’s fun to play different roles, and not be confined to just one.