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Street Corner Studio

July 13, 2016
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First

Beginning something is always hard. This guy was the first person to step in my studio. He was standing behind me as I was setting up and I asked him if he would let me photograph him; without saying a word, he slowly walked in front of my light.

Street Corner Studio

During July’s “Arts Night Out” in Old Town, I set up a mobile backdrop and one really powerful studio strobe on a street corner; these are the portraits that resulted from an hour of talking to strangers. I am always so interested in how many people we pass by every day and I hope this project preserves cross-sections of those passing moments. I was just reading a paper about how most people only look into each other’s eyes for a few short moments.

“Most animals look at each other to signal threat or interest. In humans, this social interaction is usually punctuated with brief periods of mutual eye contact. Deviations from this pattern of gazing behaviour generally make us feel uncomfortable and are a defining characteristic of clinical conditions such as autism or schizophrenia, yet it is unclear what constitutes normal eye contact (Binetti, 2016).”

When we look through a portrait series like this, we allow ourselves to look into a person’s eyes and layers of personality slowly start revealing themselves. Isn’t that cool? Gah! I can’t get over this pilot project. I will be doing a lot more of these around the state. Keep an eye on this blog for more versions.

Binetti, N., Harrison, C., Coutrot, A., Johnston, A., & Mareschal, I. (2016). Pupil dilation as an index of preferred mutual gaze duration Royal Society Open Science, 3 (7) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160086



Dance

This guy was walking/jogging around and dancing. He was full of life and I barely caught him in time to get his attention.

Andrew Farmer

I only stopped him because of his awesome beard and really cool jewelry. As I was photographing him, he told me that he was a musician.

Whitney

She has swag.

Jason

Actually, Jason is not a stranger but he is still awesome for stepping in the studio.

Josh

Josh knows how to work on cars and I really envy that because I am pretty clueless if my car breaks down.











I was just breaking down my mobile studio and I met this guy. He was just leaving a gig and was nice enough to take his saxophone out of the case for this photo.

Any thoughts?




2 Comments

  1. Jessica Kovan Aug 16, 2016

    Your photos are wonderful! What a great memory from Arts Night Out in Old Town!

  2. Eat Pomegranate Photo Aug 30, 2016

    Thanks Jessica! This has been a really fun project.