stage in someone
Photograph of someone's
emotion at different stages
in the day using reflection.
Taking a photograph
of something in a
museum and in the
reflection have a faint
picture of its use
before the museum.
I think this photograph stands out from the rest because its about self discovery
which everyone goes through, I also think it’s a powerful photograph because it
shows that underneath emotions everyone is the same at that an emotion is just a
mask to hide what is underneath. From looking at this photograph I realised I wanted
to take some photographs like this so I have three different ideas to go from. With all
of these ideas I would do the photography in black and white as this would show
more detail and make the photograph have more feeling as the person would be
discovering every emotion in idea 2 and not all emotions are happy so I think it
would work best and get more feeling across if the photograph was black and white.
1. my first idea was to have my model looking in the mirror with an
emotion on her face, for example she is looking happy, however in
the reflection in the mirror it shows her emotion as sad. I think this
photograph would be good as it would show that just by looking at a
person you cant really tell what they are feeling as you may not see a
persons emotion just by looking at them.
2. my second idea was to have a person looking straight into the
camera with a no face, just like the photograph with a row of
masks with different emotions hanging behind the person, this
would show how people can just choose a emotion and the
emotion is just a mask that’s hiding what is underneath,
3. my third idea is were the model has no face again ad is holding her
face as a mask just below her face, then I would photograph the
movement as the emotion change and the mask is moving across. This
would show how the journey of emotions are changing
Researchers were surprised to discover that
unlike other emotions that can be pinpointed
to specific parts of the body – such as feelings
in the throat region for disgust –happiness was
felt all over the body. Meanwhile, feelings of
anger and fear brought strong emotions to the
chest, sadness and depression showed
dullness in the legs and feet.
‘When single emotions occur and there is no reason
for them to be modified or concealed, expressions
typically last between 0.5 to 4 seconds and involve
the entire face’
colour can dramatically affect moods,
feelings, and emotions. It is a powerful
communication tool and can be used to
signal action, influence mood, and cause
physiological reactions. Certain colours
have been associated with increased blood
pressure, increased metabolism, and
Colours on the blue side of the spectrum are
known as cool colours and include blue, purple
and green. These colours are often described
as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of
sadness or indifference.`
Colours in the red area of the colour spectrum are
known as warm colours and include red, orange and
yellow. These warm colours evoke emotions ranging
from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of
anger and hostility.
Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or
colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative
Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation
Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels
Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.
Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.
The component that seems to be the core of
common sense approaches to emotion is the
feeling component, i.e., the passion or
sensation of emotion.
A less obvious component of emotion is the
set of internal bodily changes caused by the
smooth muscles and glands.
Another obvious descriptive component of
emotion is the set of behaviours that may be
performed and observed in conjunction with
Another less observable component in
emotion consists of the ideation, imagery, and
thoughts that occur during emotion.
fear and surprise shared the "signal" of wide
open eyes, while anger and disgust shared a
‘The study has challenged a commonly-held
belief that there are six basic emotions of
happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and