Punk rock photos – body language and facial expressions part 2
Punk Rock Photos – body
language and facial
expression Part 1
Lily Saunders Media Coursework
A Rock Star Pose
In a photo, the body language and facial expression of the person within the frame is important
as it portrays a message about themselves and/or the group of which they belong to.
I shall be taking this idea and exploring different stances and their effects, in search for how I
would like the people within my pictures to look. To follow the punk rock genre of my magazine,
the photo’s I have found within magazines such as Kerrang and fanzines, show that the main
body language and facial expressions that are used aim to shock audiences.
For example, the anarchy symbol, often worn by punk rockers, has the meaning of rebellion
and disorder, shows that they don’t follow or recognise the authority of the government. They
also demonstrate this lack of following authority with their angry and aggressive behaviour.
I have looked at a range of bands that fall under categories other than punk rock, but they all
show a similar kind of “I want to kill you” expression that is quite common in punk rock images,
anger is a key feature.
This shot demonstrates some of the aggressive poses – three of the
band members are using the sign of the horn, a typical rock symbol.
The facial expressions of the band are quite aggressive.
Bearing teeth is a common aggressive
punk rock pose.