Buzzfeed article I get lots of requests for photos, so I usually reply with “who?”
The first response to this question is usually, “What?
You’re asking me who?
I’m often the first to respond to the request, as it’s easy to feel awkward when you don’t know the person asking.
So, instead of getting overwhelmed and giving a response that’s awkward, I ask myself: What?
I’m not sure, but I know what you mean.
When I’m in the middle of a business meeting, I often ask myself the same questions.
What do I look like?
How long do I have to wear a tie?
How many people do I want to meet?
And then I answer those questions with a simple “who?
But if I’re trying to do a photo shoot, it’s usually easier to get a photo than to figure out who I am, and so I try to be clear and concise in my responses.
And when I’m answering a photo request, I try not to be a total stranger, because that might be the best way to avoid the awkwardness of answering someone else’s question.
Here are some tips for how to better answer a photo-related question: Keep it simple.
I usually ask for photos of my face, my hands, my body, my clothes, and other body parts.
I don’t care about any of that stuff, and I don, therefore, not need a photo of my butt or any of my other body bits.
Just a photo I can share with people, with my family, with a friend, or with my dog.