I have seen a face with a thousand countenances, and a face that was but a single countenance as if held in a mould.
I have seen a face whose sheen I could look through to the ugliness beneath, and a face whose sheen I had to lift to see how beautiful it was.
I have seen an old face much lined with nothing, and a smooth face in which all things were graven.
I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath.
From “The Madman,” by Khalil Gibran
I don’t pass myself off as some master portrait photographer or anything, but I like people (sometimes lol), and I love photography, and I have come to really enjoy living in Philadelphia. So I thought I’d combine all three of my interests into a new project called Portraits of Philadelphia.
The deal is this: I continue shooting the people, places and things I love about Philly and at the end of each month (I’ll start with March 2011), I’ll post my favorite candid and/or street portraits of people who I’ve encountered in my daily (or weekly) travels. As always, your comments and feedback are encouraged and welcome.
If you are in Philadelphia and are either interested in seeing your face grace my blog or have someone else in mind that you’d like us to contact, please let me know.