Project – Making Figures Anonymous
In many images it is the people who add interest and bring an image to life. The child on a swing, the players on a football field. But what if you don’t want the viewer to be distracted by the faces of the people who are in the shots.
You may want the people to be in the shot to add interest but you don’t want them to be so interesting that the viewer fails to see what you want they to see.
There are a number of ways that you can achieve this:-
- Have more that one person in a shot
- Don’t show their face
- Shoot them in a silhouette
- Partly obscure them
- Add motion Blur
Here are a sample of the images that I took using some of the above techniques.
Taken at an underground station in London, no faces on show. Lots of black lines and blue signs. A great industrial image
All you can see is part of her body and her bags. The lady was just resting against a wall after purchasing her tickets.
A student at work, I like the white backed chair against her black jumper.
Taken at Kings Cross. I noticed how if a person was wearing dark clothing the display boards reflected against the glass. I waited ages for this image.
Contrast the above image with the previous ones. You are immediately drawn to his face especially his eyes.