Photographer Tim Charles’ series Shot Face captures the instant moment of bitter regret that most of us have felt when downing a shot. That few seconds as the alcohol burns it’s way down producing the schrunchy shot face we.
The idea of going through a moment of temporary mental and physical discomfort to reach a potentially better end result is interesting and something I wanted to explore. Not only that but doing a shot is probably one of the only times people will pull a somewhat ugly face in public and are stripped of any image of self we try to convey.
It was this fleeting moment of stripping all thoughts away apart from the battle with the shot that I wanted to capture.
You can see more Shot Face portraits on Charles’ website.