Portraiture is a field of photography that transcends the formalistic notion of art,

simply because the 'object' is a human.

 A building, a chair, a mountain, will never get sad, reluctant, shy, mad, or scared.

A person facing a camera, while having his portrait taken, can.

Through the face, through the eyes, the hands, the posture,

character and feelings flow all around the place.

To protect this sense of exposure, to respect the sitter's personality, to connect and interact with people

through this almost silent process, is hard and precious at the same time, quite often healing for both.

It's what makes portraiture such a great challenge.

Through the lens i seek for beauty. The one from within.

And quietness. So much beauty in quietness.

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I am grateful for strangers trusting me to reveal this side of theirs.