I'm posting this photo to reassure you that everything you see here is, well fake is not the right word since most of my photos are not retouched, but they are a little unreal. Case in point: this is me in October 2008. I had dyed my hair black for Halloween. I look gooood here lol but it's not me. My mom wouldn't recognize me in these photos and I barely recognize myself. Photos narrow our focus by removing two dimensions--the z-axis and time. My face here mimics the constipated detached expression of countless magazine models. People only look like this when the light is right on the 300th take with $$$$$ of camera and lighting equipment. So take what you will with a grain of salt, and believe in your inner beauty, because that's where it matters. The magic is inside.

Benson Trent

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