Maybe not a complete lack of symmetry, but maybe something is out of place. The nose is crooked. One eye is a bit different from the other. One ear sticks out farther. Something.
The most striking example of this I can think of is Bobbi Batista. She was a news anchor person on CNN(?) or some national news service. I couldn’t watch her deliver a report because it always looked to me like her face had been cut in two, and one side had been shifted up a full inch from the other. And then glued back together.
Well, I was reading Tales of the Sissy the other day, and he always posts a picture of his “crush du jour”. After examining one of his crushes, I couldn’t help but think, “He is pretty but his eyes aren’t symmetrical at all.” This is the original posted picture:
See what I mean? Crooked.
Which then led me to copy the picture, cut it in half, and produce two images of his face. One image uses the left side of his face (mirrored) to create a complete image. The other uses his right. Here is the result:
Not the best cut/paste job, I know. And he probably wasn’t directly face on to the camera, which exaggerates things a bit. But still, you get the idea.
You know “scientists” have conducted studies with babies and proven that the more symmetrical a face is, the better it is received and the more it is perceived as ‘pleasant’. This, naturally gets translated to adult psychology as beauty.
Which probably explains the photoshopping and airbrushing of models until they are wholly unrealistic. Albeit beautiful.
Anyway, I thought I’d look at some other celebrities and try them. First off, do you know how hard it is to find images where people are looking squarely into a camera?? Well, its pretty difficult; they all cheat to one side or the other.
But I did manage to find some fairly close ‘square’ shots, so I tried some other symmetry experiments:
Its kind of fun, no? For a final coup de grace I WAS going to include a picture of me that I played with. But, um… no. My nose is far too crooked. And I look extremely ‘rode hard and put up wet’ right now.
Maybe when I’m not so puffy. AND after I get my nose fixed and my chin implants.