Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Portraits Without Faces

Lost In The 50s, Cherokee, NC  -  2008
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

A portrait should tell the viewer more about the subject than just what he/she looks like. Your driver's license picture does that much, and no one calls that a "portrait". A portrait should tell us something about the person, their personality, interests, what makes them unique.

This photo, made at a car show in Cherokee back in 2008, give us insight into the subject without even showing his face. His car, his hair style, the watch, the dice, and other details give us some clues as to who this man is as a person. It is information a driver's license could never provide.

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