Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Fifty Female Faces, the book

As I write this on the last day of 2013, I feel a great sense of accomplishment as a photographer. Back in January, I decided to take on a significant challenge; shoot fifty portraits and publish a book. That was the basic idea but I wanted to go much deeper than that.

For years I have loved finding paintings and photographs that convey deep emotions beyond their two-dimensional limits. I have seen portraits where I felt like I knew the total stranger in the frame. The artist and the subject, I thought, were fused in perfect synchronicity.

I wanted to capture some of that feeling when I conceived of my book of portraits. What better subjects than women? They are wonderful, beautiful and complicated and I wanted to boil all of that into one essence, one picture. I couldn't have predicted what followed. I was pleasantly surprised by how generous and giving each person was. I believe the end result speaks for itself. Each portrait jumps off the page and demands attention and what emerges is an inner beauty, not the shallow prettiness of many of today's media images.

This is the first substantial photographic project I have taken on and I'm glad I made the journey. There will be more projects in the future, but for now, I will quietly go back to my normal life and be proud.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, you can order it directly from Blurb by clicking here. If you would like to order the eBook for immediate download, contact me via email using the link at the top left of this page and I will send you details.

Thank you for your support and have a great new year.