Breaking Faces: Capturing People’s Reactions The Split Second They Are Told They’re Beautiful

cameraHave you ever been told [or caught yourself] mid-fall and re-recorded, or was told about the look on your face while going down?

I remember getting my heel caught in the crevice of the sidewalk one time while on route to my friend’s step of her house and I fell forward onto my knees (like a kid). While I was down there (on all fours) I laughed so hard at myself because not only was it funny that I fell (like a kid); but I remember the face that I instantaneously had no control over making and I laughed so hard about it.  It was a moment to behold yet, stained in my brain.

The opposite is true however, for an experiment that captured smiles made from frowns. And these however, were captured.

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Ever seen somebody whose face gave off the look of death, apathy or complacency to the world-showing what kind of day they were having and easily looked as though they wore their heart on their sleeve all over their face?

Have you ever paid a compliment to somebody who, at receipt of the compliment, their whole face lit up and changed and looked as though that’s just what they needed to hear [to motivate them for the rest of the day?]

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Talk about breaking someone’s face.

An eighteen year-old student from Chicago, Shea Glover, conducted a