After reading Chapter One: How to see yourself by Mizoeff, I think that he is asking us to think about the way that we look at other people and the way that we represent ourselves. We generally only show the best side ourselves, what we like the best and that is different for everyone. I believe that it is important that we think more about the way that we judge people from what we see, as we all have different things that we like or find attractive. Not everyone likes the same things and the way that we present ourselves shouldn’t necessarily bring a bad or good opinions from others.
I selected the self-portrait by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Self-portrait Before a Mirror, because from this image he looks just like any other ‘normal’ man. But what the self-portrait doesn’t show is his legs, which Mizoeff tells us are like a child’s. He is disabled, but we cant see that from the image that he is showing us.