Posts Tagged ‘emotions’

Dark and Haunting Portraits of People Struggling with ‘Emotional Cancers’

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Photographer Alec Dawson regularly battles with what he calls “emotional cancers”: inner struggles that include regret, isolation, anxiety, and depression. As a way to deal with his inner dramas, Dawson has created a photo project titled “Nobody Claps Anymore”, a series of portraits of people in their homes, lit and captured in a way that conveys what he feels.
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Too Hard to Keep: A Collection of Photographs People Couldn’t Bear to Live With

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Photographs help us remember important moments in our lives, but what happens when they capture things we’d rather forget? Sometimes photos are so painful that their owners can’t bear to live with them, and that’s the premise behind photographer Jason Lazarus‘ project THTK, short for “Too Hard to Keep”. Since 2010, Lazarus has been collecting photos that people deem “too painful to live with any longer.”
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Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind

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Photography is powerful because we can place ourselves into the perspective of those we see in an image. Whether it’s street photography, photojournalism or portraiture, we use photography to understand ourselves in relation to people around us.
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Creative 3-Generation Photos Explore How Emotions & Time Transform Memories

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Photographer Nina Röder‘s photo series Mutter Schuhe (Translated: Mother’s Shoes) is a visual exploration of how time, emotions and perspective affect memories. Three generation — Röder, her mother and her grandmother — all dressed the same, posed slightly differently, reliving Röder’s mother’s childhood memories from their own perspectives. Read more…

Portrait Analysis Reveals That The Human Face Can Express At Least 21 Emotions

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How many human emotions can you capture on camera? According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, the number is at least 21.
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Finding Trust: Heartwarming Portraits of Animals at a Wildlife Hospital

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Seattle-based photographer Annie Marie Musselman has a series of photographs that are sure to tug at your heartstrings — especially if you’re an animal lover. Titled “Finding Trust“, the photographs show injured wild animals being cared for at a wildlife rehab center.
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The Vital Link Between Emotions and Creativity in Photography

I love photography. I love the idea of capturing a moment in time, an event, an abstract scene or just a snippet of life that would otherwise go unrecorded, only to be forgotten over time. I have no formal training, no gallery exhibitions, no commissions and not even a particularly large following on Flickr or any other social media.

However, this does not deter me. Like the vast majority of other amateur photographers, my efforts will never be recognised, but that does not stop me from trying to improve my work, to add meaning to my pictures and to get that long awaited recognition.
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Photograph the Left Side of People’s Faces to Capture More Emotion

Everybody has had pictures taken that they can hardly stand to look at. Even professional portraits that eliminate blemishes and show you in attractive poses sometimes look strained, or emotionless. Well, a recent study published in Experimental Brain Research seems to say that the remedy could be as easy as turning the other cheek.
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Photographer Captures Reactions to His “I’m Going to be a Dad” News

After finding out that he was going to become a father, photographer Tom Robinson decided to make a creative photo project out of the task of telling his family and friends by capturing their expressions at the moment of hearing the news.
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The Psychology of Wedding Photography

Here’s a short and sweet video in which famed wedding photographer Joe Buissink shares some advice regarding the “psychology” of wedding photography, or how to capture genuine emotions and expressions on camera. The tips he shares are useful for other kinds of photography as well, not just wedding or engagement photography.

(via Digital Journal of Photography)