Who Are You?

Six photographers were invited to make a portrait of the same subject but they were each given different background information about him. To what degree is a photograph influenced by the pre-conceived ideas of the photographer?

The answer may surprise you.


  11 comments for “Who Are You?

  1. alstacer
    March 18, 2016 at 5:57 AM

    Perspective on perspective…


    • March 18, 2016 at 9:01 AM

      Hi, Al. It’s a bit like being in disguise in disguise…


  2. Pan
    March 17, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    This video was done so well and should give a deeper insight to the video and images we see daily across our tv,pc, laptop and cellphone..
    Not everything is seeing and believing and you can’t tell a book by its cover..

    We are all biased by personal perspective, photograghers are no different.. Taking the perfect shot, is all about framing the point of interest perfectly, thru the photographers idea of ideal..

    The light and angle make the difference in photos of the inanimate.. In any photos of life, pose comes important and expression is key when it applies..

    I love how the producers and actor model showed this to the 6 photographers.. What perplexes me is how surprised they seemed that the photos came out so differently..

    Thanks for the video, its enjoyable and quite the reminder of how much of our influence goes into “directing” our subjects on the other side..


    • March 17, 2016 at 6:20 PM

      You are welcome, Pan. The video is a lot to think about in a short time.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Pan
        March 17, 2016 at 7:03 PM

        I just love your posts.. Interesting, unique and entertaining.. You’re quite a package 😉


      • March 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM

        Thanks, Pan, I try to keep it fresh and informative.


  3. Sue
    March 17, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Well, I would like to think the eyes and the brain behind the camera had a lot to do with the end result!


    • March 17, 2016 at 6:19 PM

      Did the photographer record the reality of the subject, or influence the viewer of the photo to accept his interpretation?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sue
        March 18, 2016 at 12:25 AM

        Depends on the photographer…..and the brief, if there was one. Although the video clip would seem to suggest otherwise.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. March 17, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Allan, thanks, definitely thought provoking.


    • March 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM

      I think that in some ways it parallels the “Guns don’t kill people, people do” argument. “Cameras don’t lie, but photographers can influence their photographs”.


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