The Scream-O-Tron 3000 is a converted boom box that forces you to scream your head off to take a portrait; a photobooth for your amygdala.
When I conceived of the Scream-O-Tron, I envisioned a cross between a Rube Goldberg device and something behind the Wizard of Oz's curtain. I could have easily taken pictures of people screaming myself, but by using a machine, I hoped people would get beyond their normal self-conscious behavior and show real emotion. Maybe I would get a peek at something real, or at least something different
In the end, I was partially successful. Believe it or not, people can pose in a scream. For some, it is difficult to let go, to lose themselves and achieve transcendence. Others, however, were ready to go buck wild at a moment's notice. Can you see who was who? Can you figure out who was having a shitty day?
I make pictures and videos and chew gum, and I'm all out of gum.
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