Virginia photographer, Billy Hunt, has found a way to capture his subjects' inner tumult and awkwardness. A device that was concocted by both Hunt and a local camera shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's called the Scream-o-Tron 3000, and it's used to force his subjects to scream yet still be aware of their appearance.
The photos capture an interesting and unique view on vanity. Hunt says:
"I've done a lot of portrait work and you can see the war in these people’s brains when you try to take their picture. People always want to present themselves in a certain way and they make it worse. Much much worse.” - via Wired.com
The device is a boombox with a microphone threaded into it with a PocketWizard attached. Once the subject reaches a certain decibel through the microphone it sends a message to the attached PocketWizard which then wirelessly triggers the camera.
You can read the entire interview with Billy Hunt via Wired: here.
Also check out one of the world's most famous screams, Noam Galai's The Stolen Scream.