The current picture of me on my homepage, added 5/2/2009, was
taken by Elke Teichmann, a student at Castilleja School where I teach.
This was for the senior theme for junior/senior rivalry, although it was a
secret at the time, so she told me it was for the yearbook. Elke told me
to make as mean and scary a face as I could, and this is the best I could come
up with. The picture came out well, and it's rare for me to find pictures
of myself that come out decently, so I decided to finally replace the 10 year
old picture of myself that had been there before, and which to my dismay
continued over most of those years to elicit comments that it looked nothing
like me. My students just a couple days ago encouraged me to update the
picture, one of them (Amy Klivans) declaring that the picture looked as
different from me as two white men could look.
The previous picture of me
was taken when I
visited Okamoto Takehiro, a friend from when I worked at Matsushita, in Yokohama on
1998. The picture was taken by Okamoto-san with my new Olympus
CAMEDIA D-400Z digital camera (the Japanese equivalent is C-900Z) and
was later cropped by myself.
Here is a picture of Okamoto-san and his wife Kazumi from October 20, 2001
when they visited us in Palo Alto. The picture was taken on Borel Hill in
the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Okamoto-san also took pictures of me and the
main course using his first
digital camera (I believe Olympus CAMEDIA C-400L) when we went to
all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu together in November, 1996. I used those
pictures on my homepage during 1997. Note that the flash didn't go
off for either picture so they are both too dark.
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