head and shoulders

i’m giving a talk at a conference in september and they’ve asked for a head and shoulders picture to accompany my written paper. so i stood by the window as john the telecoms engineer took my photo.
it was hard to strike a balance between total fool and utter nutter. but i think i managed it.
it took me ages to put all that masking tape across the window.
and here is one i took of me looking more jovial:
apologies for this unnecessary me-ness. it doesn’t happen very often (thankfully)