Rorschach Test

I’m conducting an experiment and I need your input. Please look at the following 2 images. Without analyzing or thinking about it, tell me which image you find more appealing. Both photos are of the same person, so there’s no particular wrong answer. Tomorrow I’ll post the results and explain what I was testing.



Now, once you’ve decided and you tell me your first impression (which is more appealing), try to articulate the reasons in your comment. Thanks!

  6 comments for “Rorschach Test

  1. Mr. B
    May 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I’m going with photo one. photo two needs a point of reference. it looks like she’s mid growl or in the middle of a diatribe. Without a point of reference it’s aggressive. Maybe she getting ready to pontificate about Obama and its setting her teeth on edge. material in the lower right is distracting in the second pic. higher camera angle on the second pic would help – the bangs covering the eye would appear longer. 2 cents from your old teacher…..

  2. Wen
    May 17, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Photo two with her left eye being the focal point. Since this is a psychology test I’m sure I don’t need to point out why comparing these two photos is like comparing apples to Chryslers.

    If you’d like a critique of lighting, background, eyeline, makeup, hair, and accessories the model is wearing email me.

  3. Liz
    May 17, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Photo one is more appealing. Open face, bright eyes, wide smile, body open toward you…and then issue of personal space.

    I think photo two looks like you’re involved in something naughty…but my mind is always in “that” place, so there you have that. Too close for my comfort with such aggression/emotion on her face. With her face turned away, she’s just generally not so appealing.

  4. May 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I’m always happy to get the 2 cents from my original photography teacher!

    And yes, Wen, I’d love a critique of all those other things! 🙂

  5. May 17, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    #1. With #2 you can see her “alternative” ear piercing… plus she looks more slutty than in the first pic. #1 is smiling, warm, friendly… #2 is more subversive (seemingly) and either more aggressive or promiscuous.

  6. livieloo
    May 18, 2009 at 7:12 am

    I like the first one.

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