“Curse you, Hooray!” is the culmination of a series of modeling shots I took of Marcus for his application to a modeling agency. While this image isn’t going to be used for that, it was in the middle of some more somber portraitures. The idea I was going for here is a transitional expression of explosive emotion. Strong emotions tend to be ambiguous, an example crying with laughter or pain can look quite similar. With this shot I was in conflict with Rage and Excitement the expression is ambiguous enough where I wouldn’t stick around to find out if he’s angry or happy especially in this setting.