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Unpleasant Alcohol Photography

Chris Swainston Captures People Trying to Down Hard Liquor

— May 18, 2011 — Lifestyle
Some might say drinking hard liquor straight puts hair on your chest. Well, that may be the case, but it's not going to make the trip down your throat and into your stomach very enjoyable.

Photographer Chris Swainston is working on a series of 100 photographs featuring people taking shots. He wants to capture the emotion and pain that people extrude when doing a shot of straight, hard liquor. There's no chaser here, folks, just one shot and one photo.

I feel bad for some of the people in Chris Swainston's photo series. I'm sure everyone loves a free drink, but not everyone loves straight shots. Swainston captures every cringe and contortion of the face. He has even captured a mid-vomit picture, which is a little gross but still funny to see.
Trend Themes
1. Unpleasant Alcohol Consumption - There is potential for innovation in developing new chasers that make hard liquor more palatable and less unpleasant to consume.
2. Photography That Captures Emotions - This trend presents opportunities for other photographers to experiment with capturing the emotional reactions of people in a specific context or situation.
3. Minimalist Approaches to Portraiture - Swainstone's series, with its minimalistic aesthetic and focus on expression, offers innovative possibilities for exploring other minimalist approaches in portraiture.
Industry Implications
1. Alcoholic Beverage Industry - The trend for unpleasant alcohol consumption creates opportunities for the development of innovative products that make hard liquor less harsh.
2. Photography Industry - This trend in photography opens up possibilities for other photographers to explore new techniques for capturing people's emotions in response to specific stimuli.
3. Art Industry - Swainston's minimalist approach offers inspiration for other artists and creatives in the development of their artistic styles across a range of mediums.
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