Category: Observer Bias

Light as Meaning Shifter

The original idea behind this picture was to match the emptiness of the shop with the facelessness of the mannequin posing as a store clerk, to convey a general feeling of depersonalization. Unfortunately, the big lightblot represented by the poster close to the mannequin catches the observer’s attention and reduce the effectiveness of the composition.…

By Andrea Monti December 11, 2019 Off


What’s wrong with this photo? Right, that’s one of the zillion’s, ubiquitous, boring rural landscape pictures. There is something, nevertheless, odd: panning from right to left everything starts bending. The foreground tree is vertical so is the red house, but when the road starts bending, the whole horizon does… The effect is achieved with no…

By Andrea Monti April 21, 2014 Off