Yawning is Contagious, 2012

It is a well know myth that yawning is contagious.

We see somebody yawn and we want to follow.

I thought I would investigate this by doing a photographic series of people yawning.
These portrait sitters were all told to stay up late - I wanted real yawns - not acted ones.
I warmed the studio up, it was a cold day outside.

The shoot was deliberately slow and non eventful, and quite.

I was going to make these people yawn for real.

This Series was included in the Group Exhibition "Laugh Out Loud" at La Trobe Regional Gallery, 2013 and featured on the cover of

Art Guide Australia , July-August,2013

© Julian Wolkenstein  2020