About The POB
Beauty equals goodness – at least in many human social evaluations. This blog is about the scientific study of beauty. My professional exploration of beauty evolved slowly. Originally, I became interested in the technical aspects of beauty while teaching psychology part-time. There were two reasons for this: my students found beauty an intrinsically engaging topic. I was also developing my photographic niche – in case the part-time teaching did not develop into full-time teaching – and I found myself working more and more with beautiful women who wanted the most beautiful photographs possible. I began to focus on what contributed to beauty in the photographs of women: hair, lighting, make-up, posture & expression, digital editing, etc.
As a full-time academic and photographic hobbyist, my emphasis has reversed. Previously, I used the psychology of beauty of inform my photography. Now I will use my developed aesthetic to inform my work on the psychology of beauty.