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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?


About the Author

Billy Hunt
billyhunt Charlottesville, VA

I make pictures and videos and chew gum, and I'm all out of gum.

Publish Date  June 10, 2011

Dimensions  Trade  64 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Arts & Photography

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jeff_buxbaum says

Great idea. Great execution!

posted at 03:02pm Sep 05 PST


Heximer says

LOVE IT !!!! d.heximer

posted at 09:24am Aug 19 PST


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