There’s something very cool about a picture that captures dynamic motion. (I suppose all motion is dynamic, but what I mean is that shows it in a way that’s easy to appreciate. Hair is an obvious place to look for motion and I was thinking about it this morning and wondering how many shots I have of women whose hair is moving in some way. It turns out there were quite a few. There were several of dancers for Beats Antique, a few of people running, some of people in the wind and a couple of people singing. I’m not going to say that the motion in every one of these cases is dramatic but it’s there if you look.
It’s hard to call today’s set a Daily Dozen since there are actually THREE faces per photo which means 36 faces. I generally don’t like doing group photos but sometimes people insist and I’m not one to say “no” when asked politely. Not that I dislike these photos, quite the contrary. There are some familiar faces in this set, some good friends. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programing tomorrow.
Kissing is a pretty funny thing to do. At least I think so. Putting mouths together, putting mouths on faces. How did it start? Why did it start. Don’t get me wrong, I love kissing; but you have to admit, it’s a pretty strange behavior. It’s also one of the things people will often do when confronted with a camera. Particularly women. I don’t really understand that either. When I walk up to a person (or people) and ask if I can take their picture a very small percent will say “sure” and then turn and kiss each other. Here’s a set of people kissing for a Wednesday.
It’s Wednesday which means a mix of men and women’s photographs. I’ve decided for the second week in a row to use pictures of people together. As I was looking through my photographs I noticed how often people squish their faces together with a friend when having their picture taken and so decided to do a set of people posing cheek-to-cheek. It put the song “Cheek to Cheek” into my head.
I struggled for a while to get the new Spotify Play Button to work on here but I had not joy whatsoever and I have too much on my plate to keep fooling with it. Bummer. In any case, I hope you’ll love today’s Daily Dozen!
Today I thought I’d try something different. The focus is still on faces but rather than limiting myself to one face in each picture I’ve decided to double the fun and show photos of people together. It’s not my usual thing but often people will ask if they can have their picture taken with a friend before I can take their pictures by themselves. I’m fine with that. Here is a set of men and women together. The people in these pictures are not boyfriend/girlfriend but friends or family. I hope you enjoy them.
Keeping with the glasses theme – and because it’s a really dreary day here in New England – I’ve decided to go with sunglasses today. But ONLY those worn to actually protect the wearer’s eyes from the sun. I have plenty of pictures of people wearing them on top of their heads or indoors but that’s not what sunglasses are all about. Personally, I don’t wear sunglasses. I’ve never really liked them for the way they interfere with the way I see the world. I’d rather squint.
It’s been a late week surge in faces – but there have been some great ones this week. Not only at my usual stomping grounds but elsewhere around Boston. (Not that you’ll see many of them just yet, but trust me, they’re there.)
Here are a few I liked a lot:
I’m constantly curious about what people find appealing or attractive in a face. I have a hard time describing it myself but I know it when I see it. If anyone would care to share their opinions I”d be happy to hear from you.