The power of perspective is demonstrated very powerfully in this experiment performed by Canon. It's goal was to figure out how influential a photographer's views can be when capturing a portrait of an actor named Michael. Six photographers took part and each were told a different backstories which included, self-made millionaire, commercial fisherman, recovering alcoholic, a hero, psychic and even an ex-inmate.
Once complete, the photographers were gathered around to view how each photo told a different story about him in a unique blend of emotion and characterization. To find out more about this experiment, feel free to check out the video below.
“A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it," Canon concludes. In proving this, the company hopes to shift an artist's creative thinking the power of the role they play when they're behind a camera lens.“