I am creating a social media profile and want to include a headshot/portrait... well, I don't really want to because I don't like posting photos online due to personal reasons. But in this day and age, it is quickly becoming necessary, even for employment. So my question is: I want to post a photo which makes me a "real person" and conveys my likeness, but would not make me easily recognizable outside of this photo. I am looking to obscure some or most of my major features. Some things I have considered:
- Digital filters: softening, blurring, black-and-white, (what ypes are best?)
- Abstract cutup
- Profile / sideshot
- Headwear / sunglasses / scarf
As mentioned above, this may be used professionally, so one of the most important aspects of a suitable answer is that the photo not be perceived as strange, weird, odd, crazy, unprofessional, etc.
Now, to add the bit of paranoia that's lying beneath the surface of this question. Because of the field I work in I know it will not be long before, if not already, these photos are cataloged by machines, so ideally the suggested portrait techniques would foil facial recognition software, in case you are familiar with any techniques they use. The premise is that anything posted on the internet lives forever. What other ideas would help me accomplish this goal?