How to photograph what a hug feels like
January 9, 2012 5:32 PM Subscribe
I would like to photograph what it feels like to be hugged (be the huggee). I'm looking for inspiration. Have you ever seen a photo or film shot that captures this feeling?
posted by brynnwood to media & arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm hoping this isn't an impossible thing to capture in a photo--what you feel when you're in your mother's/father's grandmother's/grandfather's loving embrace. I'm not looking for anything erotic with this, but more a child's feeling in one of his/her parents'/grandparents' arms. I have a great photo of myself as a child hugging my grandfather's neck and can picture what I saw from my perspective, but the photo itself is from the outside in.
Have you ever seen this done? Of course I don't want to imitate someone else's work, but would really appreciate some imagistic starting points.
Many thanks for your help.