The #PeopleFocus Project: Entry No. 2

      The ongoing pursuit of personal work continues with another #PeopleFocus Project entry! I've been so busy with client work lately that I haven't had much time to work on and release projects from my travels or from what I capture in my hometown. I'm learning the balance of working on and creating personal work amidst the ongoing grind, as well as making sure that the work you do make for other people is work you love, believe in, and are passionate about. You have to love what you do.

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The #PeopleFocus Project

In my ongoing effort to pursue personal projects, I want to focus more on spontaneous portraiture. As a long time follower of Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, I was inspired to get up close and personal and take the time to get to know subjects rather than trying to discreetly photograph them from afar. But rather than the unique story focus of Brandon's work, I want to make the photograph...the features of the person portrayed...to be the main focus. I love small details, and I want to capture the contours and curvature of the individual faces, admiring the intrinsic beauty of a person and sharing my own experience and interpretation of who they are. I also deeply respect Brandon and his work, so I want to keep HONY uniquely his.

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