Portrait photographs with the hand to the face...
just look fucking weird!
Don't you agree, or have you had your own photo done this way? Maybe you think a head-shot isn't a head-shot without the hand somewhere in view.
Or, in the event that you needed an official portrait photograph/head-shot done, you'll make sure you place your hand or knuckle near to your cheek.
Anyway, point is...I'm v. interested to hear what DLers think about this.
|by D. Niven||reply 33||04/03/2013|
It's a good way to show off your short ring finger, and we all know what that means.....
|by D. Niven||reply 1||04/03/2013|
I agree. It is kind of strange how people naturally will rest their head on their hand and its no big deal. But when its done for a portrait it looks so fake and staged.
|by D. Niven||reply 2||04/03/2013|
It looks sexy and natural.
|by D. Niven||reply 3||04/03/2013|
I hate when they lop off the tops of heads like in the OPs link even more.
|by D. Niven||reply 4||04/03/2013|
I think it looks...romantic.
|by D. Niven||reply 5||04/03/2013|
In the olden days, a pipe was often in evidence.
|by D. Niven||reply 7||04/03/2013|
What's worse are the blatant attempts at hiding a double chin:
|by D. Niven||reply 8||04/03/2013|
Maybe it's a follow on to the 'cigarette in hand' pics.
But at least with a cigarette, the hand had something to do, other than just sit there.
|by D. Niven||reply 9||04/03/2013|
Only if it serves a practical purpose, like guiding a facial.
|by D. Niven||reply 10||04/03/2013|
Like, not on the open herpes sore, okay? Duh.
|by D. Niven||reply 12||04/03/2013|
Duh...older women do it to hide (or pull) the chin.
And, I guess, so does everyone else.
|by D. Niven||reply 13||04/03/2013|
It makes the subject look relaxed. Get a manicure first.
|by D. Niven||reply 14||04/03/2013|
True divas use BOTH hands!
|by D. Niven||reply 15||04/03/2013|
SPY magazine once pointed out how many authors put their hand to their chin in their bookjacket photographs, "as if the sheer process of artistic creation were so enervating their heads needed propping."
|by D. Niven||reply 16||04/03/2013|
Is this really a, 'thing' on DL?
I've never heard anything so mundane discussed before. Sheesh. It's not like you see it that often. Yeah, it looks awkward, I guess. But it's just the way a lot of people get their portraits taken.
I think it's supposed to portray the subject being caught in a casual but engaging moment with the camera.
Who the fuck would care about this???
|by D. Niven||reply 17||04/03/2013|
What threads have you started R17?
|by D. Niven||reply 18||04/03/2013|
[quote]I've never heard anything so mundane discussed before. Sheesh.
Yet, you clicked on the link, sneered at the op and felt inclined to give your opinion.
Sheesh to you too, you creepy moron.
|by D. Niven||reply 20||04/03/2013|
These are glamour shots - they are supposed to make the subject look interesting or are otherwise supposed to make you look at go, Hmmm. If they annoy you, then like that saying 'it's better to be hated than ignored', the photographer has done his job.
Hands, it's taught, are serious. Feet are funny. Hands in a headshot say, thus, "I am a serious personality." It serves to emphasize a frown or a smile or a wistful look.
|by D. Niven||reply 21||04/03/2013|
I've always loved this one.
|by D. Niven||reply 22||04/03/2013|
Hands just naturally go with faces.
My GOD that Cary Grant was handsome.
|by D. Niven||reply 23||04/03/2013|
R11, is that a Denny Scott photo?
How I miss those.
|by D. Niven||reply 24||04/03/2013|
Love me some Denny Scott.
click on link
|by D. Niven||reply 25||04/03/2013|
Kind of ironic that R17's comment is one of the longest in this thread he so detests?
|by D. Niven||reply 26||04/03/2013|
Wow, the book cover in OP's like is so terribly designed.
|by D. Niven||reply 27||04/03/2013|
R22's looks natural, possibly because there's some of the body on show as well.
It's when it's just the face with the hand stuck there for 'effect', that looks so odd.
Another David Niven book cover, with hand @ link.
|by D. Niven||reply 28||04/03/2013|
There are much better ways to prop up the head in a photo shoot:
|by D. Niven||reply 29||04/03/2013|
Typical that the DL freaks try to pretend that something ordinary and common is strange or bad in some way.
|by D. Niven||reply 30||04/03/2013|
Typical dumb person response to something she can't understand @ R30. Outstandingly stupid, actually.
|by D. Niven||reply 31||04/03/2013|
Whatever are you going on about?
|by D. Niven||reply 32||04/03/2013|
[quote]But at least with a cigarette, the hand had something to do, other than just sit there.
Sometimes, unfortunately, the hand was forced to just sit there, as on the Fran Lebowitz book cover at the link.
She said she was holding a cigarette when the picture was taken. Between that time and publication, though, some anti-smoking zealot at the publisher's office had the cigarette airbrushed right out of the picture.
|by D. Niven||reply 33||04/03/2013|