Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You have a beautiful face

During November 1970, forty people were photographed at the instant exactly after the photographer said, “You have a beautiful face.” By Douglas Heubler.

Douglas Heaubler is known to be a conceptual artist. He started off as a painter, moved to sculptures, and also included documentary photography in mixed media work such as the one above. In 1971, he began "Variable Piece #70 (In Process) Global," in this project he wanted "to photographically document the existence of everyone alive." The example I showed of his work is an interesting take on documentary photography. I love seeing the reactions of peoples face along with some gesture going on, it tells a lot about the person. Alone, these photographs may not have much significance but when put together as a set, it because one beautiful piece.

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