The backgrounds in Hobson’s photographs are black and white, while the figures and their props are emphasised by colour. Why do you think the artist has chosen to do this? Why not just take a colour photograph?
Look closely at the poses of each of Hobson’s subjects. Re-enact these poses. Now that you have placed yourself in these positions, what does their body language suggest? Are they confident, insecure, relaxed, happy, sad, excited? Share your responses with the class.