TED: Duncan Davidson – Why do we Hate Seeing Photos of Ourselves?

Here is a question you might have never given much though to – why almost always when we are shown a picture of ourselves we don’t like it? photographer Duncan Davidson talked to a number of scientists and brain researchers and came up with (a basic sort of) a theory which he tries to give in this brief TED lecture.

Do you agree with Davidson? do you have a different theory as to why we usually hate our own images?

You can see many more insightful photographer’s videos on our TED photography section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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