Face of the Day: 7-29

Today’s face is a man on the street.

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Last week I included the face of a woman with amazing eyebrows I’d photographed following a geocaching event. Today’s photo is a man seen the week before as Sheila and I were putting the routes together. He was sitting on a wall in front of the Landmark Center over near Fenway Park.

We stopped and talked with him for a while about what we were doing, what he was doing, the weather, nothing much. It turned out he worked at a Barnes & Noble out near where I live and I ended up bumping into him there after taking this photo. He was totally friendly. When I asked if I could tak his picture he said sure and proceeded to put on his camera face.

It’s an odd thing that so many guys want to look angry/sullen when they have their pictures taken. That wasn’t how this guy was at all when we talked. He was animated, smiling, laughing – until the camera came out. In my 1000faces project there are dozens of examples of men who switch from their normal look to something akin to this for pictures. People have suggested all different reasons for the transformation but I still don’t understand it.

Anyway, that’s today’s face. Let me know if you have ideas about “guy camera face.”

Fresh Faces 25 – Bald Men

It’s been six months since I posted a Fresh Faces update. That’s way too long and really lame. I haven’t been idle in that time. In fact, I’ve taken several thousand photographs and posted more than 200 to my 1000faces 3 set on Flickr. For some reason – mostly that I’ve been busy with work and other projects – I haven’t made the time to post here. Obviously I’m not going to try to post all 200+ images, and nor am I going to go through all of them choosing random photographs to include.

Instead, I’ve decided on a theme. There are plenty of potential groupings I can do of the faces – by gender, age, geography, etc. – and over the next few weeks I’ll try out a number of them. Today though you’ll find a set of photographs of bald men. For some reason these pictures are pretty popular so I’ll group them together. Not all of them of course but enough to make a credible set. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know if there’s a grouping you’d like to see.

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Face - the round red head of a glassblower turned bartender

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Again, hope you enjoy these bald-pated fellows – and do let me know if there’s another set of photos that you’d like to see.