The Art of Deception

In a previous life, in a land and time far, far away, I was a classically trained actor. I tread the boards before there were any boards to be tread. I acted in the midst of a semi-circle stage surrounded by steps that became seats. I was jeered. Celebrated. Heckled. Commanded. Praised. And bruised by the odd flying apple or two. I was a subtle method actor, who used subtle signs to show emotion. See if you can spot the subtle signs in the next few images:

I was able to show determination.

I was able to show leadership.

I was able to show courage.

I was able to show fear, but fear being hidden within confusion whilst carefully watching some activity in the distance.

I was able to show humour.

And I was able to show the emotion of indifference. Apathy.

So… did you spot the subtle differences? If you did, you did far better than I did. I may have deceived you in my first paragraph. I said I was a classically trained actor in a previous life… I didn’t mention the fact that I wasn’t a very good one… then or now…

4 Comments on “The Art of Deception

  1. On my first pass-through, you looked spot-on for each emotion, even the in the complexity of “fear, but fear being hidden within confusion whilst carefully watching some activity in the distance”… except for the “humor” one. But then I remembered I’d been suffering from spring allergies all day, and rubbed my eyes. That cleared my vision. ‘Twas then I saw the extra glint in your eye in the “humor” photo. So very subtle, yet so very effective. Bravo, Tom! {throws roses}

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