This week’s photo challenge is to create an image that represents being “a face in the crowd.” Explore silhouettes, shadows, orientation, and other ways to mask your subject. As you hide the defining characteristics of your model, notice which traits continue to stand out. Without facial expression, can you tell how someone is feeling? Without color, does your impression of that person change? If portraits aren’t your thing, get even more creative with your use of shadows, reflections, animals, and patterns to represent a sense of anonymity.
Explore the use of anonymity to express both that which is common to all of us and the uniqueness that stands out even when the most obvious parts of us are hidden. Just as all of us can oscillate between conformity and individualism, allow your photo to do the same.
At first this seemed like a tough challenge especially as it was going to be tricky getting out and about with my camera with all the rain we are having this weekend. I started to search through my library and came across the perfect images for this.
Last June we had some family photographs taken by a wonderful friend who happens to be a professional photographer. While she was capturing our family, I was capturing her working behind the lens. It was great seeing her distorting her arms and legs to capture that perfect image and using the camera as a natural extension of her body.
And the final result.