Challenge #9

Posted on November 5, 2015

Take a photograph that will embarrass you and make your audience uncomfortable.
— Erik Kessels

Erik adds…
A lot of photographs these days feel very comfortable, stereotypes and clichés are consistently being repeated in both style and subject matter -we’ve seen it all before. It’s difficult to create an image that feels genuinely new and unique. Even harder still is taking an image that makes people feel uncomfortable; shock value has been overused and as a result people have become desensitized. I challenge you to take an image that makes you and your audience squirm; don’t stop until everyone is blushing. Nothing new happens in the comfort zone. Be afraid, but enjoy the ride!

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