I have a very early new years resolution. I want to learn how to pose better.
See I’m not someone for whom posing comes naturally. I guess I don’t look ridiculous when I resume normal posture, but for some reason I can never seem to look as good as those guys in catalogues (please bear in mind, I obtain these catalogues exclusively to ogle the women). They always seem to strike a far more seductive tone than I can. Basically they look really cool.
I was wondering is there any scientific reason for this? Why when I tilt my head to the side does it just instinctively look really good (as many others have noted)? Is it because I have a long/short face or long/lean or short/stubby body?
Has anyone ever tried to characterise this question in a scientific way?
For example, there is a phenomenon called IIRC “vertical appreciation” (I have a very rough memory of this). Basically if you wear pinstripes that run along your body in a vertical direction it gives the impression of tallness/slender, whereas horizontal pinstripes give a short/wider look.
Can something similiar apply to the “science” of posing/posture?