Imagination

A picture theme that, surprisingly, is quite powerful is that of the faceless BabyGirl – making her anonymous and giving her the ability to be anyone.

You see lots of these types of pictures on people’s profiles, displaying a comfortable safety in their unrevealed identity while still expressing the passions of something a bit less common.

This set of photos began with my discovery of one … this one.

For myself, its powerful appeal is that it leaves as much to the individual imagination as possible. And not only is she faceless, but the additional distinguishing feature of her hair is cropped out as well. 

This one picture led to a search for more like it and what I found were several from a series – the source of which I never found out.  But this set remains as one of the more captivating ones I’ve found.

When imagination is allowed to run wild, we often find ourselves filling in the blanks, embracing the unknown features and adding the missing details.  I can’t tell you how many times I have mentally put Keira Knightley in these pictures – in that light blue t-shirt and that diaper.

Our eyes are redirected, being allowed to find a new focal point – whether that is the diaper or the navel or the very pose or something else … allowing the peripheral to satisfy the rest.

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