This exercise ask for choosing a subject a take a series of picture where the gaze plays the role to establish a relationship between the subject, the viewer and the photographer, that in opinion that Jonathan Schroeder it’s a relationship of power: the gazer is superior to the object of the gaze.

I advertely delay this exercise because I was very involved in the assignment three and I didn’t find the right occasion. In fact, the pictures that I’ve decided to included in this exercise aren’t intentionally planned, and they were took during a photo session with two music players, and it’s interesting to observe how the gaze helps to organize the minuscule narrative of a portrait.

The direct address: the gaze of the person depicted in the image looking out directly, as if at the viewer
The bystander’s gaze: the viewer being observed in the act of viewing
The internal gaze (I): the gaze of one depicted person at another within the same image
The internal gaze (II)
The look of the camera: the way the camera itself appears to look at people depicted in the image (the gaze of the photographer)
The averted gaze: the subject in the image deliberating looking away from the lens
The “unaverted” gaze