Some people believe that crossing your arms is a sign of resistance and defensiveness. I think it’s a sign of JOURNALISM!
The Times Union has started highlighting some of their key talent like Chris Churchill, Jordan Carleo-Evangelist and Jennifer Gish — reporters who have clearly earned the right to stand with their arms crossed.
I’ve done plenty of shoots, and the conversation usually goes like this:
Talent: What should I do with my hands?
Producer or art director: Ummmmm… I don’t know. How about you cross your arms.
The truth is that it always looks pretty good — unless you do it every single time you shoot a picture. Then the power stance starts losing its power.