This is part of my Self-Portrait series in which I take cell phone photos of myself in public reflective services. You can see all of them here.
This photo was taken in a reflective surface on the cover of a children’s book called I See Me: A Mirror Board Book, written by Julie Aigner-Clark and illustrated by Nadeem Zaidi, that plays off the idea that babies get excited by looking at their reflection.
This particular copy of I See Me was sitting on a shelf at a Marshall’s in Encino, California. I don’t like that I couldn’t take the picture without getting the camera in the shot, but it was difficult angling my phone properly. And I did intentionally stand off to the side so that my full face wouldn’t get captured because I thought it made the shot more interesting.