Young photographer Ari Gabel takes eye piercing-photographs of people, as though looking into their spirits. Capturing images where subjects are peering straight at the lens, Gabel is able to make a strong connection between the subject and its observer.
Studying at Ringling College of Art and Design, Ari Gabel displays great knowledge and skill in creating intriguing photographs. His self-portraits are unlike anything I've seen, making his work definitely worth looking over.
Implications - Portrait photography such as this one provides a deeper connection between the viewer and the image. By creating emotive products and services they will become more memorable and believable to consumers. Businesses that manipulate this use of direct eye-contact are more likely convey an aura of authenticity within their visual displays of marketing.
Ari Gabel Shoots Stunningly Mesmerizing Photographs
Francis Tiangson — February 3, 2011 — Art & Design
References: flickr & photodonuts