There are so many people who put holes in their skin – lips, eye brows, ears, etc. – that I decided to do a set on the opposite: people with no holes. The unholey alliance I call them. Now I could take the easy way and use photos of men but that would be kind of a cop out. The photographs I’ve selected are all of women with no piercings (at least none that I’m aware of). Check them out.
Keeping with the glasses theme – and because it’s a really dreary day here in New England – I’ve decided to go with sunglasses today. But ONLY those worn to actually protect the wearer’s eyes from the sun. I have plenty of pictures of people wearing them on top of their heads or indoors but that’s not what sunglasses are all about. Personally, I don’t wear sunglasses. I’ve never really liked them for the way they interfere with the way I see the world. I’d rather squint.
After the super popular rectangular glasses, I think rimless might be the second most popular style. I have a set here of fully rimless glasses (top rims only might be another set in the future). Some of these glasses are so subtle you might not even know they were on someone’s face is you just saw them in passing. I don’t know how I feel about the rimless look. It’s odd that no one has come up with translucent arms. That would make glasses virtually invisible. Maybe they do have them – have you seen them?
Most of the few thousand people I’ve photographed I’ve photographed only once. But there are some people – lots really – who I’ve photographed many times. Some of them are family and some are friends. Some are people I met by asking if I could take their photographs and whom have become fast friends. Here are 12 first photos of people I’ve ended up photographing many times over the years.
I decided to take yesterday’s theme and flip it on its head to share the faces that have been viewed the least often. It really goes to show how arbitrary things are. Sure there are some basic rules around how often different kinds of faces are viewed (women get more views than men, young people more than old, etc.); but there are other things that dictate how often a picture is viewed: When was it taken? Did I share it? Is it someone I know or is known to my friends? Is it someone notable? How was it tagged? It’s worth noting that of the most popular faces there was only one man, and that was me. It’s inclusion illustrates the point about other factors. I took that photo the day I shaved off a beard I’d had for almost 10 years. People who knew me ended up sharing it and the views went way up. I think originally I’d also called it something like “Me, naked” and we all know any picture with the word “naked” in the title is going to get a lot of views. Silly. Looking at the dozen faces below, the people in them are no less appealing as people than those in the most popular faces from yesterday and I think they should have their due as well.
I’m not saying these are my most favorite faces (not that I don’t like them, trust me); but they’re the ones that have been viewed the most over time. I don’t think I’d put together a list of my own favorites since that would mean some weren’t my favorites and that just wouldn’t be true. What is it about these 12 that people like so much?
I realize that most women wear some makeup: a bit of lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, etc. Today’s set is NOT about women wearing some makeup but women who have make their makeup an important part of their look. I make no judgements. There are faces of all sorts that look fantastic and makeup can be a big part of looking great. What do you think?