Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Photodiarist

Hello. Monica has asked me to be a guest blogger on her wonderful blog while she figures out the world of new Mom stuff.

My blog is The Photodiarist. In my spare time, I love to wander around New York, the city in which I live, photographing people and things of interest to me. Over the past three months, I've been enrolled in a photography course at the International Center of Photography. The focus of the class has been the development of a personal project during the course of the class. For my project, I chose portraiture. . . but with a twist.

I forced myself to stop people in the street to pose for a portrait. Fortunately, not one single person I approached said no, which really surprised me. This coming Saturday is the day that I show my work in total to my class. In this post, I'd like to give you a peek at what I plan to show, although I must admit that many of these photos are also on my blog. So here goes:

WILLIAMSBURG- SHADES OF RED

LIFE IS ART- THE HUMAN CANVAS I

STREET PORTRAITURE I (Color)

STREET PORTRAITURE- SERIES V (2)

STREET PORTRAITURE- THESE EYES HAVE MILES

GOT ATTITUDE_

ANGRY CLOWN

STREET PORTRAITURE- GIRL IN THE SQUARE II

COOL BANJO PLAYER III

PEARL THE MIME VII

Note from Monica
:

I LOVE these images! And, I must say that it is so very brave of the Photodiarist to approach strangers and ask them to pose. I'm much more of a renegade shooter...randomly choosing my subjects while trying to hide from their view. I have just been inspired to try this! Thanks, Photodiarist!


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3 comments:

Kristin said...

Gorgeous photos. I especially love the first one. She looks like such a fun chicka!!

Louis Duke said...

All your photos are so amazing.
That is the most difficult part of this big trip to Europe for me.
It is definitely awkward to have to ask strangers to take their photos.
In the end though, I believe it is definitely worth it.
Your blog is a magnificent example of that.

TheBeautyFile said...

Is that Charlotte Kemp Muhl?? She's so gorgeous! I love all of these, fabulous!