Pictures carry a lot of subtle information that is hard to express in words: that's one of the basic ideas behind 21Pictures. But how much can pictures really tell us about someone?
To test that out, we asked one of our colleagues here at 21P HQ (Sam) to choose six photos that sum him up in some way. We then asked another colleague (Arianna) to comment on Sam's images and describe what each one says about him. This was a blind "date": even though they know each other, Arianna didn't realise she was looking at Sam's pictures, since none of them show his face.
Scroll down to see Arianna's comments below each picture, and at the end Sam's reaction to her discerning analysis. You'll be glad to know they're still friends.
“She's not far off on most counts. There are definitely a couple of quite specific truth nuggets in there – although I'm not a dad or a graphic designer and I don't begrudge anyone a train station Americano! All round I'm pretty happy with the interpretation. Although I chose pretty hastily, I guess it was a good combination of photos.”