I recently included a sequence of photos in my senior show, and someone asked me who this guy was that I photographed in one of the shots. It was kind of embarrassing to tell that person that I had photographed the young man from a TV screen. Sadly, I don’t know anyone with features like Jean-Pierre Léaud (If I did, I wouldn’t be spending so much time online that’s for sure).
Sometimes I wish that I had enough courage to just randomly go up to someone and take their photo. I see faces daily that stop me dead in my tracks. I don’t mean to stare or be rude. I’m just in awe of their features.
With that being said, here are some of my favorite portraits:
“Blind Twins” by Jane Evelyn Atwood
“Love on the Left Bank” by Ed Van der Elsken
“Les Enfants de la Place Hébert” by Robert Doisneau
“Young Boy, Gondeville, Charente,France” by Paul Strand
“Country Doctor (Dr. Ceriani after the loss of a patient)” by W. Eugene Smith