People who never look the same in any two photographs
I'm not talking about people who don't look the same in photographs as they do in person, but people who look different in every single photograph.
I have met a guy through work on Zoom -- I've never seen him in real life. I've, of course, looked up his pictures online. And every picture I've found (he doesn't do social media) has been work related, probably dating back then years.
In no two photos does he look the same. I mean, it's like he is a totally different person in each picture. I am 95% sure he hasn't had work done, so it's not that. What causes this? Weight fluctuations? If so, they don't seem drastic enough to cause a different facial appearance. Lighting? But how much does lighting change features?
I can't describe it any better. It's almost like I don't know what he really looks like.
Do you know anyone like this??
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Thursday at 2:03 PM|
OP if he is only taking work related photos they are probably not very frequent and people do have weight fluctuations.
Also, lighting in your average work office is probably the worst lighting you can take photos in, ever. If thats where he took those photos it can cause you to look very different. I no longer let people take photos of me in office lighting, I dont give a fuck what its for. All it does it make you look old, fat or like you have a terminal illness.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/05/2021|
People look wayyyyy different once the fillers wear off.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/05/2021|
I think the singer Prince was one of those people.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/05/2021|
Human shape shifter. You in danger, gurl.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/06/2021|
It's been said the Debbie Harry never looked the same in two photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/06/2021|
I know someone like this. Know them very well.
The photos vary dramatically.
They don’t like it because photos can be wildly unpredictable. And they can have a photo taken that looks SO different (and usually unflattering) from their perceived appearance. So they have learned to be essentially behind a camera or avoid zoom and active online situations if at all possible.
It is disconcerting.
And yes, we do consider them a shape-shifter. What’s also interesting is that they are able to easily evanescence.
It’s all rather eerie.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/06/2021|
r5 I'm trying to think of some celebrity examples. Prince is a good one.
I know there are more. Perhaps Greta Garbo is a good example
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/06/2021|
After looking at some photos, I do think Garbo is a good example of this phenomenon, although she also had makeup and lighting at her disposal to change her appearance
Still, facially, she almost seems like different woman across photos:
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/06/2021|
We were just saying this about Matt Gaetz’s “son” Nestor.
Amber Heard is another.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/06/2021|
Michael Jackson looked different at various stages of his life.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/06/2021|
E3 was that “office lighting?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/06/2021|
John Mulaney is a good example of this.
His first and third Netflix Stand-up specials are only 5-6 years apart and he doesn’t even look like the same person. Even his mannerisms, posture, and speech patterns are totally different.
In his second special, he also looks totally different. He looks handsome in that one.
And in every interview and SNL appearance, he looks different still.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/06/2021|
i see that on Grindr quite a bit
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/06/2021|
It's not a filter thing, though r19. The pictures of him are clearly not manipulated
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/06/2021|
I think he is a she, and I think she's a changeling.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/06/2021|
Apropos of nothing, Norma Desmond was right about Garbo.
She really was one of the most striking women to ever grace the screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/06/2021|
Debbie Harry is not a celebrity, R8?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/06/2021|
I've looked at the photos again.
It's the eyes. The eyes are different in every picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/06/2021|
I'm this way. Ever since I was a teenager, people have told me I look like a celebrity, but the problem is that it's always a different one and I don't think any of these people look alike and the list keeps growing as I get older. I try to figure out what all these people have in common besides being public figures of some type and can rarely make much of a connection.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/06/2021|
Are you a shapeshifter, r25?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/06/2021|
Maybe I am R26. Should I use my powers for good or evil?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/06/2021|
Evil, R27. Definitely evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/06/2021|
Eyes are the windows to the soul, of course
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/07/2021|
A lot of actors can be like this. If their eyes hit a light the right way or if they're seen at a slightly lower or higher angle, they look totally different. I'd imagine this would be a very in-demand skill for an actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/07/2021|
I'm trying to think of other examples r30
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/07/2021|
Princess Diana. Asymmetrical faces have distinct character. Like that old joke when taking pictures "get my good side."
One side looked like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/07/2021|
And her other side looked like this.
The cute upturned Harry side, and the more aqualine William side.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/07/2021|
Diana is a great example.
What about Robert Pattinson? Sometimes, he looks ethereal, other times he looks homeless, and in the right light, he can even be incredibly handsome. Tilda Swinton could qualify as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/07/2021|
I guess another way to explain it (OP here) is that I feel most people have an "essence" related to their appearance. Young or old, at any weight, in nearly any light -- the accidentals may change, but some intangible quality remains constant.
Maybe it has to do with never seeing this guy in real life. Maybe photographs -- even Zoom videos -- don't fully capture this essence in the same way that being physically present with someone does.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/07/2021|
Eva Gardener always looked different to me. Sometimes she was attractive an other times downright homely.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/07/2021|
[quote] Eva Gardener always looked different to me. Sometimes she was attractive an other times downright homely.
It depended on who was plowing her fields.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/07/2021|
I have that problem,and not in a good way. All my life I was told I was good looking,yet I take terrible pictures ! The camera just doesnt like me. Few and far between are the pics where I look like myself. Thats why theres very few pics of me over my lifetime.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/07/2021|
A lesser-known example: jazz singer Helen Merrill looked drastically different -- to me at least -- during different times of her life. (Facially, not hair or make-up).
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Thursday at 6:46 AM|
Angular, concave, or "harsh" features (in my case, Eastern European ancestry) do not photograph well. I look a FRIGHT in my photos. Digital vs film exacerbates the problem - film grain tends to have a softening effect. Horrified at how I'll appear in posterity, I grew a beard purely out of vanity, because facial hair can hide a multitude of flaws. Results are better, but still sporadic. Round, soft, convex faces are much better suited to the standard/default "snapshot" lenses on many digital cameras and phones. Back in the old movie days, stars (many of whom were "interesting looking" in real life, close up) had an entire team of makeup artists, art directors, directors of photography, and cinematographers assigned to them personally just to shoot them well - and the lenses, angles, and lighting could all be tailor-made for perfect results.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Thursday at 7:59 AM|
Thanks for the insight r43. I'd never thought of that
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Thursday at 2:03 PM|