Facial expressions are some of the most unpredictable parts of the human experience. We set out to try to capture this in a series on surprise. After several attempts, we managed to set up the school’s green screen. One by one, we selected our victims. We positioned our subjects in front of the screen, and Aizhan would launch into an explanation of our project, a lie that we perfected over the course of several weeks. “So, we’re just taking portraits. The school just got this green screen, cool right? And so we’re going to take some pictures and then we’ll Photoshop something behi-” Splish! Anna would whip a spray bottle out from behind the screen to squirt them with water. Below you will find a selection of the most interesting reactions, which vary from a simple squint of the eye to a full body movement. This range is what we were trying to capture. One surprise for us was that our subjects kept the secret of our process for almost two weeks. Please check back later, as more will be posted over time.