6 Photographers Shoot the Same Guy But He Gives Each of Them a Different Backstory
Is a photograph shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it?
To test this, Canon Australia invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. The subject was an actor who gave a different backstory to each of them; from a self-made millionaire to a recovering alcoholic.
The social experiment is interesting because it demonstrates how the photographer’s vision, perception and personal biases can shape the outcome. It also raises some interesting conversations about how media can frame a story with a certain angle or sentiment.
Further, it also reveals how differently each photographer can capture the same subject but use their own angle, lighting and perspective to frame the subject and imbue it with their style and vision.