Why You Should Start Taking Pictures From Your Left Side

Kim Kardashian knows the secret. Ariana Grande faithfully follows this technique and science backs it. (drops mic)

In a study of 2000 selfies on Instagram, La Trobe University’s Senior Lecturer in Experimental Neuropsychology Dr. Annukka Lindell found our left sides are more attractive than our right.

According to new research, led by Kelsey Blackburn and James Schirillo from Wake Forest University, our left cheek shows a greater range of emotion than the right, which observers rate as more pleasing to the eye.

But, this isn’t an entirely new concept at all.

Throughout history, artists have opted to highlight left sides – including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

I have personally discovered turning 60° toward the camera and introducing more angles, highlights the cheekbones, and makes the subject of the photo appear more stunning.

So the next time you are trying to make a good impression, give your left cheek a chance to do the magic.

Which angle do you usually take selfies from?
The Left
The Right
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I've actually never thought about it
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  1. Phemiemichael March 31, 2020 at 9:50 am

    How am I the only one that voted ‘what is a selfie’?

    1. jaydeecassidy March 31, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      I think some other medieval folks joined you later on 😅

      1. Mo’ April 1, 2020 at 12:20 am

        Proudly medieval 😤

        1. jaydeecassidy April 1, 2020 at 9:05 am


    2. Odunayo March 31, 2020 at 9:47 pm


  2. Davies April 1, 2020 at 12:56 am

    My next shot is definitely going to be from the left angle 👍😉

    1. jaydeecassidy April 1, 2020 at 9:10 am


  3. Ladipo Titilola April 3, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I just observed my good pictures are taken from the left side…I never observed till now

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