“I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful.”
Shea Glover, an 18-year-old student, told people that was the purpose of her project, as she recorded them at school earlier this year.
Their expressions as she does so are full of emotions.
“I conducted an independent project, which evidently turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty at my performing arts high school in Chicago,” Glover said. “My intentions were not to get a reaction out of people. I was simply filming beauty, and this is the result.”
In the video, people’s expressions vary from bashful to excited and from skeptical to angry.
Glover said she knew some but not most of them.
“I’ll cut you in the face,” one girl said, disbelievingly. “Shut up!”
For the most part, however, they were surprised, grateful then couldn’t stop smiling.
“That is so nice,” another girl said. “This has been such a great day.”
The almost 5 minute video has been viewed nearly 800,000 times on YouTube.
“There is so much beauty in the world,” Glover said. “If you blink, you’ll miss it.”