Monday, January 2, 2012

"Face Slap" Photograph

Many of my favorite street photographs are ones where people have interesting expressions. Our interactions with each other depend so much on facial expressions that we are experts at picking up nuances and even quite subtle expressions can make a good picture because the viewer can identify and relate to it.

This is amplified with a combination of two or more people interacting with each other which not only gives facial expressions to be interpreted but also offers an extra dimension and the possibility of telling a story. I think the fact that we have no idea what these young men are talking about actually helps to make this photograph more interesting because in our socially-driven behavior we naturally try to interpret the interactions between other people.

Photograph taken at the “Saturday Walking Street”, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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