Last week I was on vacation. Apparently I took it pretty seriously since not only did I not work but I also took a break from posting Daily Dozen sets. Sure, I posted a couple but by the middle of the week I decided to take it easy. It wasn’t a hard decision. Vacation is over now though and the Daily Dozens are back. Today’s set features women with dangling earrings. There were a lot of photos to look through to put this one together – and they had to be looked at pretty closely to determine just what type of earrings were being worn. Within the dangling category (third in popularity after studs and hoops) there are a number of variations: giant contraptions that hang along the neck, small beads, shapes, etc. I tried to grab a couple of examples of each. Hope you enjoy them!
For whatever reason, when I sat down this morning to put together the Daily Dozen, men with round head/faces popped into my head. I hadn’t even opened my laptop or given it any thought. Sometimes it happens. I’ve done two sets based on round – men with round chins and people wearing round glasses. One of the tricky parts in doing round heads/faces is not simply using every bald face I have. While it’s true bald heads do make ones head/face look rounder it isn’t the only thing that can convey that impression. Sometimes it is the cheeks and chin together, sometimes the hairline. Sure, today’s set has plenty of bald fellows but it has plenty of other kinds of faces too. Hope you enjoy them all.
Think of what people’s faces can show – looking, listening, speaking, engaging, reflecting, expressing emotions (there’s a whole range of those, from joy to dispair) and how different they all look. As I started looking at photos and thinking about today’s set I was struck by the look of people (and specifically men) as they listen. The photos below show men listening in a particular situation – when they are speakers. Look at how engaged they are with what they are hearing. In this situation they’re listening to questions to which they’ll soon need to respond. They’re listening intently – but also, one imagines – thinking of their response and trying to understand how the question or comment fits into the context of the subject at hand. They’re not simply passively hearing the words but listening closely and processing what is being said.
One of the things I like about my work (my day job as a PR guy) is that I get to work with the media. There are plenty of journalists out there that might not say the reverse and that’s OK. I respect and value the work done by reporters, editors and producers – whether they are part of the media establishment or working independently. They’re the people who help us make sense of the world around us and that’s an incredibly valuable function – particularly in complex or contentious situations. Today’s set features 12 members of the media – some whom you may recognize and many whom you may not; in either case, I hope you’ll enjoy them and take time to think about the role they play.