For my series ‘Face’, I selected shots of people walking, sitting and chatting in parks, squares and streets of Porto in Portugal. I visited the city in March 2015.
Some of you know how much I love to talk to and photograph senior citizens. Well, Porto was a paradise, as everywhere I turned to, I could stumble upon someone. They most often dressed with elegance and formality, with flair of old times. But there was something else…
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Some of them had company and animated chats.
But the majority was alone.
Desperate. Aloof. Lonely.
It could be your own face; the face of a loved one, whose lines and creases you know well; or even a face out in the wild, where you least expect to see one.
I am attracted to all lines and creases that I come across at the streets of the world. I have a strong desire to know more about them, to spend time with them, to learn from them. Perhaps we would stop repeating history, if we would listen to them.
This was my 2nd submission to the challenge. I shot with Olympus EM10 mirrorless. I used two lenses: macro 60mm (equivalent 120mm and 1:2.8) ) or 14-42mm (equivalent to 28-84mm and 1:3.5-5.6). All candid shots were done at a safe distance, to not trespass their space, despite having to sacrifice the sharpness of the photo. I used Silver Efex Pro and LightRoom to convert to B&W.
You can find the 1st submission here.