CredibleZephyre - 10:14 pm on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: goodroi at 11:08 pm (utc) on Jul 1, 2013]
It sounds like you should be using "rel=publisher" instead of "rel=author" cause you're right, author makes it sound like opinion or is really meant to be article based. <snip>
Also, schema.org (I imagine you are using structured data of some sort if you are trying to get your picture up) recently released support for adding a logo to your listing rather than a picture of a person. At least I think it was recent. Like a month or two ago or something if I remember correctly.
Anyway, using the logo would put an image that wasn't a potentially debilitating face (sorry, not calling anyone ugly) and strengthen branding. That and people would start to recognize it if they saw it in other SERPS which could help.
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[edited by: goodroi at 11:08 pm (utc) on Jul 1, 2013]