Who is Donald Trump really? Is he the end of the world? Or is he a nice guy?
Regardless of your opinion on him, one thing is for sure. His actions have led to one of the most divided times in the USA we've ever had. Below, I will analyze his headshot using a previous article I had written last year before he was elected. I will try to combine my previous analysis with his current policies as of morning of 1/30/17.
Here is the original article.
And here is the headshot in question:
So who is Donald Trump and what does his headshot say about him? And more importantly, how can you use this information to make sure your headshot sends the right message about you?
Here are the two primary takeaways from the image based on my previous article about Donald Trump's headshot.
Now, regardless of whether you hate him or love him, Trump has done some very dividing things in our country over the course of the first week of his presidency, including a ban on travel from some majorly Muslim countries and a series of other executive orders that border on unconstitutional according to some. But looking at this headshot and seeing the emotion that comes through unconsciously, my guess is that he is actually extremely divided inside himself. The photographer should have noticed this and helped him consciously take control over the left eye so he could squint it up a bit more and fully express the desired intensity.
I don't want to speculate on what is going to happen over the next few years, but my guess is that a hidden side of Trump will start to emerge soon. It seems like right now, he is trying to get all the harsh, intense things done immediately so that he can keep his promises to his supporters. But something is about to change. In the next month or two, my guess is, whether it's for the better or worse, there are going to be a few big changes in Donald Trump's policies from where they are right now. Because I don't think anyone can keep their true self from coming out eventually.
So what does this all mean for you?
It means you need to fully take control of your headshot. Look closely at your emotional eye (the left one). Make sure you're consciously in control of it so it says what you are meaning to say with your expression in your photo. Way too many actors try to pull off an expression of intensity and wind up looking worried. Or they try to pull off an expression of approachability and their left eye says that they are bored.
You must take conscious control of that eye when you're shooting so you don't unconsciously tell your viewer the wrong thing.