It seems that pretty much all men, women and children like looking at women, but I wanted to acknowledge that there are a lot of other sizes, shapes, and colors of people in the world. The idea was to shoot everybody using the same setup, but I could not get everyone to the same place at the same time and had to re-create the setup three times, so the lighting is simlar, not identical.
I decided to align these images using the eyes as the fixed points, which allows you to dissolve from one to the next with some sort of registration, but it does a strange thing to our child, Ruby. Because children have smaller heads, when I aligned the eyes she became much bigger. But she is so cute — why not have her larger?
Bottom line: It matters WHO you photograph. (And one setup will never be ideal for everyone.)
Why Nicole? If you are going to make a website that features photos of just one person, you might as well pick someone who is nice to look at (and as a dancer, has remarkable ability to find the same pose even after changing clothes).
Specs: 100mm, f16, large softbox on each side.
By the way, the original, subject for this whole project was just a pair of eyeglasses, but I was luckily talked out of that at the last minute.