“I was in love with the man who took this photo with my camera. We weren’t together but we were at a party when he took the photo - and of course I was completely aware that he was aiming the camera at me, although he also took pictures of everyone else. I had known him for a decade and the feelings I suddenly had felt like a teenage crush with a ten-year delay, but we were out of sync, so nothing ever came of it. All is fine between us now, but I remember feeling a certain tenderness for this photo because I felt like all the emotions were showing on my face. It felt like an intimate knowledge shared between me and this portrait. When I used it as my profile pic I received a couple of private messages from male facebook friends saying the photo was just so beautiful they had to tell me. That has never happened before or since.”