March 17, 2009


5 facts about josh:
he was born in blumington-normal illinois
hates when his car over heats
traveled to paris alone
prefers the night sky to daytime
the love of his life is: nature as beauty

Polaroid Sx 70 Alpha. 600 Film. No Filter. Faces, the project (#12).

in december 2008 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.


  1. I like knowing facts about those I don't really know.

  2. oh it totally adds to the photo i think. there is so much in a face already, but then to get a couple of random insights just adds to the experience.. or at least i hope.

  3. josh should get a new radiator and have his cooling system flushed :)