I’ll be the first to openly indulge in my visual geekiness and admit I’ve analyzed the usage of ears in portraits. At the end of the day, a photo is just a bunch of graphics put together. If you’ve looked hard enough, you would have noticed that we cover the ears in 95% of shots, simply because its rather complicated of a shape (relative to other facial shapes such as the nose or lips).
However, despite it’s complication, the addition of the medium sized pearl stud adds a simplicity to the graphics that somehow like magic, pieces the whole thing together just enough. Who would have thought an earring could save the day?