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Estranged_inc (Estranged_inc)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 4:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One day, while in a place unfamiliar to me, I came across a photograph of two young women. I did not know or recognise either of them. The backdrop of the photograph was also completely unfamiliar or recognisable. The photo was not inscribed or annotated in any way. Despite all this, I knew instantly who had taken the photograph. How?

Possibly embarrassingly easy.
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 9:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

any reflections involved?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the women related to each other? twins? if either of the above was this evident from the photo itself?

Was the photograph taken indoors ?

Were the women alive when photos were taken?

Are they both H? A? F?

Is the photograph a particular kind e.g. Passport? Mugshot? Are their entire bodies visible in the photo?

Even though the background is unfamiliar to you did it provide any clues as to who took the picture?
Estranged_inc (Estranged_inc)
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 2:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Damia

any reflections involved? no

Peter365

Were the women related to each other? irrelevant twins? if either of the above was this evident from the photo itself? no

Was the photograph taken indoors ? irrelevant

Were the women alive when photos were taken? yes

Are they both H? A? F? Yes - roughly 20 years old

Is the photograph a particular kind e.g. Passport? no Mugshot? no Are their entire bodies visible in the photo? NO

Even though the background is unfamiliar to you did it provide any clues as to who took the picture? no
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would this work if there was only 1 person in the photo?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When you said that you know instantly who had taken the photo, do you mean the name of that person? who he? or she? was in relation to the two women (like parent, teacher, etc)? or the occupation of the photographer?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 7:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As well as knowing who took the photo, did you know who the women were?
Was the photo famous? the photographer? Is it relevant where you saw the photo? in a museum? gallery? private house?
Estranged_inc (Estranged_inc)
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Martinfg

Would this work if there was only 1 person in the photo? yes, under the same circumstances

Eli

When you said that you know instantly who had taken the photo, do you mean the name of that person? no who he? or she? was in relation to the two women (like parent, teacher, etc)? yes or the occupation of the photographer? no

Bentarm

As well as knowing who took the photo, did you know who the women were? no
Was the photo famous? no the photographer? no Is it relevant where you saw the photo? no in a museum? gallery? private house? irrelevant
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the photographer related to the women? married to one? child of one?

can you only see their heads? is it a bad shot?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the women themselves taken it? Or one of the women? Could you see their arm bent up in such a way to show that they were holding the camera themselves?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the photographer related to the women? no married to one? no child of one? no

can you only see their heads? no is it a bad shot? no

Enjay

Had the women themselves taken it? yes Or one of the women? yes Could you see their arm bent up in such a way to show that they were holding the camera themselves? yes, exactly

* Spoiler *

Told you it was embarassingly easy.
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha, well that blew my cover.

Still, my reception was warmer than I expected, so it doesn't matter in the end.

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