Exercise: Making Figures Anonymous
Make some images that include a person, or people, in a particular place, but deliberately make them unrecognisable and, as a result, less prominent. Make between two and four images which use different techniques to achieve this.
The most obvious technique for making someone who’s a stranger unrecognisable is to make an image of them with their back turned. Anyone who knows the person in the image well will of course recognise them even from a view from the back.
This image is a bit less obvious than the first, but if you look into the background you’ll notice a woman entering a shop whose features can’t be made out all that well.
Using motion blur distorts the features of anyone, whether it’s them moving or, as in this case, the camera.