Daily Dozen – Cleft Chin Men

I have a lot to learn about recognizing subtle differences in people’s faces. I’ve heard people talk about how similar all faces are: two eyes, a nose and a mouth framed by hair on the top and outlined by the chin and jaw below. But come on, within each of these elements there are countless variations – and that’s to say nothing of ears, cheekbones or facial hair! Today I was going to do a set of similarly-shaped faces but came across one of a man with a cleft chin and decided to go in a different direction.

Some of the men in these pictures have really pronounced clefts while others have dimples or just a shade of an indent. I don’t know how one defines a cleft but in my book these all count.

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Daily Dozen – Think Ink!

Since most of the time I’m photographing people’s faces I miss out on a lot of other aspects of them. I can’t really create sets or comment on their clothes (though I do some times) or their shoes or whatnot. It’s also rare that I get photos of people’s tattoos. It seems most people (but not all) are reluctant to get something as permanent as a tattoo on their face. I think that’s a wise decision myself. People do get them on their arms and chest and necks though and that’s what you’ll see in today’s Daily Dozen.

As I was thinking about today’s set I was trying to decide between two themes: tattoos or armpits. As it turns out I have way more tattoo photos than armpit photos so I went with it. As always, I hope you enjoy them and comments are always welcome.

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Daily Dozen – Righteous Women

Today’s set was going to be 12 men wearing necklaces to compliment last week’s set of women wearing the same. Unfortunately, after looking at a few thousand images I only found eight. That stinks. It meant I had to fall back to something safer and easier given my time constraints. What I ended up with is a set of 12 women taken from the right. To make it slightly more challenging for myself (and to allow me to do the set again in the future) I limited myself to 1000faces 3. There were way more than enough.

Sometimes when I’m photographing people they ask me to take their “good side” but I never understand. I mean unless there’s some weird growth or deformity on one side of a person’s face they’re both “good sides” to me. In some of these cases I was forced to shoot from the right, in others the women might naturally turn to the right and in a few (and I couldn’t say which) I was asked to take it from the right.

Regardless of which side they’re taken from, I think people’s faces are fantastic and hope you do too.

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Daily Dozen: Women Wearing Necklaces

First spotted is the topic – and the first picture I spotted today was of a woman wearing a necklace. Necklaces are great adornments – there are just so many styles and colors and lengths and textures. I wonder what the purpose of necklaces was to begin with? What made people want to hang things from their necks? This set is making me wonder about doing one on accessorized men next week. I’ll probably have to dig a bit more for that one. Hope you enjoy the photos!

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Daily Dozen – Just a Bit of Blue

In keeping with the color theme from earlier this week, I looked for the next color that struck me as I scanned my photos and it was blue that carried the day. When I put the yellow set together I included photos with yellow in the background. This time I’ve only included photos where blue is included based on the subject wearing it in some way. I don’t think it matters but thought it was worth noting. I hope that if you’re blue today these blues will help chase them away.

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Daily Dozen – Ladies from the Left

In general I try to photograph people straight on but that’s very difficult. Most people will look a little this way or that or I’ll be standing slightly to one side or the other. Today’s set features 12 women a little from the left. No reason. It was just what I thought of when I looked at photos this morning.

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Daily Dozen – Men and Women and Yellow

Set selection took an unexpected turn today. For some reason I had yellow on my mind so I wondered if I had 12 pictures that featured yellow in some way. I knew I had at least four without even looking but eight more? Of course I could! Whether yellow backgrounds or yellow clothes there were lots of photos of people with yellow. With this slice of the spectrum addressed I will have to see if I can’t maybe find other sets based on specific colors.

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