1: girl, bivona

Hello and welcome to a project I am calling 28 Faces.

My photographic journey has gone places (literally and figuratively) that I never even imagined when I decided on a whim to start a photo blog in 2009. I’ve been so fortunate to have meet other photographers who’ve supported and encouraged me, who’ve led me further along the path as it evolves and meanders, who’ve seen potential that I was missing. It’s a fascinating journey.

Anyway, today begins a whole month of portraits.  And here’s a quote to get things started:

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Bivona, Sicily
photographed 9.4.2022

Posted on February 1, 2023, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. ‘The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.’ Why?


    • That’s a quote from Cartier-Bresson, and I don’t know why he said it.

      But for me portraits are hard because I lack confidence with the technical parts of making the images and am uneasy about asking people to take their photo.

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      • ‘Faire un portrait est pour moi la chose la plus difficile. C’est un point d’interrogation posé sur quelqu’un.’ HCB explains. Technical stuff: you can learn it. About being ‘uneasy’: just ask it while you smile 🙂


  2. I am so excited to see your photography broaden its horizons, so to speak. And yes, a portrait is the hardest, and who knows, maybe some day I will find my way into it…but not yet Still too scary for me… Looking forward to seeing this project!


  3. Looking forward to how this project develops- you really are entering new realms with your photography, Melinda!


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