Mike Larremore’s ‘Faceboard Project’ series explores the human face’s ability to articulate a wide range of recognizable emotions from interest to surprise to plain goofiness.
Larremore took care with the consistency of each shot, wanting to focus solely on the facial expressions of the model: each photograph is a four by four grid—a compilation of 16 different expressions. The shots all capture the bare shoulders and head of the model, situated in the center of the frame against identical backgrounds.
Larremore’s ‘Faceboard Project’ reminds me of Emojis. Wouldn’t it be great to post one of Larremore’s personalized photos of oneself next to an email or Facebook comment instead of the generic smiley face?
Larremore is a Denver-based portrait photographer. Check out more of his work here.