Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but what happens when the eyes are mislead by a dictated lens positioning? Decoy is a project that adds some light on the process.
“Decoy” is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens.
A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it.
To prove this, six photographers where invited to a portrait session with a twist.
The interesting twist was that Michael, the subject of the photo session, had a different persona for each photographer. Six photographers, six personas: a convict, a fisherman, a person who saved somebodies life, a millionaire, an alcoholic person and a psychic. With each persona, the photograph should integrate, or try to catch their “story” into the photograph. The result was a little disturbing, yet nothing that we did not already knew.
Guess that this proves that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, or the eyes behind the camera.