David Ken is a fashion and celebrity photographer, so he usually shoots in a studio, relying on a team of makeup artists and hairstylists. The LOL PROJECT represents a big change for him. It was born of his desire to photograph regular people caught in a fit of laughter. I spoke to David Ken over Skype. He shared his concerns about humanist photography, the relief he found in taking portraits of non-celebrities, and his search for truth in pictures.
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