January 25, 2009


5 facts about teresa:
she is a sister of 9
her native tongue is arabic
she knows every word to every joni michele song there is
her hugs are like warm soup on a cold day
she is my mother

Polaroid Sx 70. 600 Film. Faces Series (#6).
the faces project is going very well. i've been photographing at least 3 or 4 people a week...
in december i started this project after photographing everyone in my family. i was incredibly inspired by how different they seemed on the print as opposed to how i see them everyday. it got me thinking about how we carry preconceptions of people, especially those we already know, and how that affects the way we see them.

so it is my goal to to remove all the stigmas and back stories that affect the way we see one another, and to simply show people at face value. polaroid seems to be a perfect medium to this mission as it is an instant capture, without any of the smoke and mirrors of fancy editing, and simply more true to the moment.

also, as part of this project i am asking 5 random facts from each person. it could be anything that they want to share. the goal is to achieve something concrete about who they are according to them. some of the facts have surprised me, which only lead me to believe even further that our mental stereotypes are difficult guards to surrender.

i hope that you will enjoy the many faces to be posted in the future.

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