Your Profile Picture - The story behind


#1

Because of low season … I thought it would be interesting to share something about our profile pics, if applicable.

My picture is taken in Bellême, France. I was on an international dance and theatre workshop organized by a Japanese Butoh Dance master who lives in Normandy, France.

I also met a woman, at the same place for the second time. That woman took this picture when we had a free day and had a walk in the “Parc naturel régional du Perche”.

We are married now and have kid.

The Japanese master gave us an original Japanese set of clothing for our boy as a gift a few years later. :cool:

We are probably going to visit him and his family again in 2019.

:kimono: :love_you_gesture:


#2

Mine is a Prismacolor pencil drawing I did that appeared on the b-side of a 12" EP picture disc released by Beta-lactam Ring Records many years ago. It is one of many thematically similar images I’ve drawn, painted, sculpted, animated, all depicting self-constructed (and destructed) mythological benefactors. Artificial angels, self-declared (and disguised) deities/saviors…


#3

My pic choice was superficial. It was taken as I walked through the crowd at an event I performed at years ago. I chose it because the color palate was a little different than many other profile pics here.

Happy new year!


#4

my profile pic is hand-drawn vector portrait of me.
here it is side by side with source photo.
and the most important: that flying saucer behind me is real.


#5

My picture is the transport area on the OP-1, but fish eyed a few times to give the impression of a large ball rolling down a dark corridor.

Think Terrahawks…


#6

My profile picture I took during an unforgettable tour through Andalusia with my best pal.

It is a corner of a stone railing in the Alhambra. Maybe the lesser impressive piece of what you can see there in real, but that’s for tourists right?

Anyway it reminded me of a face (somehow I was keen on this kind of stuff long time ago)…and reassembles my real facial expression when jabbering. Sometimes.


#7

I designed mine…it’s meant to look musical and smiley.


#8

Mine is a picture of me that my Dad took about 10 years back when I was playing my Tenori-On, I just shrunk it down a bit and pixellated it a little on my phone, I don’t tend to use many pics of myself online and use it for most forums that I am on, I did change it to a John Candy pic but then changed it back after @pmoldzio requested it :heart_eyes:


#9

I went to a free art display with some friends after grabbing a few drinks. I loved how majestic the llama looked. I don’t know why it inspired me so, but I took a picture of the art with my phone.

I suppose it’s my profile picture because of a mixture of fond memories, the inspiration of the piece, and using it as an expression for my identity seemed amusing without trying to be funny


#10

Cool story bro!


#11

Mine is my dogs.

I like my dogs.


#12

Couple of beauties! :dog:


#13

mine is a photo of how I paint now. I recently realised I’d been poisoning myself and my dog for the past few years with the alkyd fast drying mediums i use with my oils.


#14

Laser Squad. One of my fav games on the Commodore C64. Has a nice retrofuturistic vibe to it.


#15

Mine is a stormtrooper pic I put some layered effects on. Nothing exciting and was first thing I found in my pics when making my account


#16

mine is a logo for a clothing/tech brand that never came to fruition. I still make a bunch of graphics, logo flips etc using the name “hiddenmaterial” so I tend to use it on forums etc. as a little hint to the other non-music related stuff i do.


#17

my avatar is a not-too-subtle appropriation from one of the greatest albums ever … I’d struggle to find even a couple more from my collection which are anywhere near as significant to me … no album like it before or since …


#18

Mine is a photo I took in Tokyo on holiday a couple of years back - we were heading out and found this cool lane through a park banked by trees covered in blue fairy lights.


#19

I love it when cities wrap pretty lights around trees.

When I lived in Boston, I had to walk home from work after missing the last train(I punished myself out of spite for being kept so late- ah youth…) but I came across a trail where they had wrapped all the trees in Christmas lights in all the medians as far as the eye could see.

Though it was a stupid decision to walk home as a means of sticking it to my managers, it was one heck of an inspiring walk.

Beautiful picture, my friend.


#20

Love those, especially the Powell peralta one