Tuesday, February 24, 2009

100 Strangers Part IV


The Artist

A few more of the nice folks I've met while trying to gather 100 strangers' photographs around town.  For privacy reasons, I have chosen not to use the names for my portraits.

Buddies

15 comments:

Olivier said...

deux beaux portraits, avec une préférence pour les deux garçons.
two nice portraits, with a priority for both boys.

Bibi said...

Lovely photos. I like the spontaneous second one. I like the artist's work---reminds me of the Lascaux caves!

Babooshka said...

Could be the cave drawings.He is a typical artist is all I'll say. No I'll look into the distance. Those kids just made me think of the word "Future." I will have to play catch up with the images. Had some time out hence the absence.

Virginia said...

B, Actually there was method to my madness today. I paired my artist with these boys because he spends much of his time woking with inner city kids and a project in rural Alabama with impoverished youth. I hope to get to his studio soon and take some photos of him with the kids.
V

Juergen Kuehn said...

Like the way you work. The miens of young people are open and frank.

altadenahiker said...

Well, I think that artist is a handsome devil. good for him, and would like to see more of his work.

angela said...

Those boys have such open gazes..wonderful. I'm really enjoying this series and envy you your ability to approach people.

Halcyon said...

Cute! I love the buddies.

Maya said...

You are so good at taking people shots! Both of these are great. I still have trouble pointing my camera in someone's face. I always think they will not like it.

Petrea said...

I'm with Maya and Angela. Your bravery is producing marvelous results. Must get my courage up and give it a try.

PJ said...

They look comfortable having their "pctures made", V. Set up your studio, they will come.

Marie-Noyale said...

If you start a workshop about portraits, I'll jump in my car and be there in a few hours!!! ;~))

FireLight said...

What warm smiles ... the children are priceless! Lovely work, Virginia.

Virginia said...

You guys are so kind. YOU give me the courage to keep at it. I have been slack lately and need to get out there and take some new ones. The boys were downtown walking alone one Sat. afternoon. I just love their faces too.

lisasarsfield said...

I love these stranger photos, especially the one of the artist and his work. He looks very comfortable in front of your lens.