Face of the Day: 7.22

Today’s face is a woman on the street in Montreal.

Face - a woman with red lips and a red headband.

On Friday I wrote about looking forward to vacation with my family and it will be a lot of fun. But Wendy and I will also go away for a week.

In 2011 we went to Montreal where we met up with some friends and had a great time. One of the things I noticed about the city was that people seemed take more care in their appearance than they do around Boston. This is probably a gross overgeneralization but I think it’s true.

I assume this woman was a student for some reason. We didn’t talk more than for me to introduce myself, ask if I could take her picture and explain my project. Obviously she agreed. I really like how pale her face is, topped with her dark bangs. The red of her lips and headband, along with the smirky smile, make this one of my favorites.

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Daily Dozen – People I’ve known for more than 20 years

I was listening to Bob Wills this morning on my way in to work. The first time I heard him was in 1989 and boy was that music fun. Wendy and I drove cross country that summer to move from Boston to San Francisco and we must have listened to the tape of his 24 greatest hits a hundred times. That was just about 23 years ago now. It seems much more recent than that. While I was thinking about that trip I thought of the friends who saw us off and the friends who welcomed us to California. That got me thinking about friends in general and made me wonder how many friends from 20 or more years ago I might have photographs of. The search led to this set. I’ve gone with people I’m not related to by blood or marriage. At some point I’ll do a family set. Not today though.

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Daily Dozen – Guys with Goatees

When I did that sculpted set the other day I looked at all my sets to see what other facial hair sets I might have done in the past. I assumed I’d done goatees because it’s the most common facial hair out there. It turns out it’s the ONLY facial hair that I haven’t included in a Daily Dozen. So strange. Today’s set remedies the situation. It’s only 12 photographs but trust me, I could probably do 120 without blinking an eye. In today’s set I’ve tried to capture the classic goatee (which technically doesn’t include a mustache) as well as the far more common goatee and mustache combo. If there are other really obvious sets I’ve missed let me know!

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Daily Dozen – Glamour, Thy Name is Woman

This weekend I took a photo of a woman who looked great. Absolutely glamourous. It made me want to do a set around glamour but it was tough. I don’t have that many photographs of glamourous women and I don’t *really* know how glamour is defined. After looking for a while I did find 12 photos that fit the bill. What does glamour mean to you?

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Daily Dozen – Pigments of My Imagination

Most of the time I’m photographing real people’s real faces; but that’s not the only type of face that’s out there. Ignoring animal faces, there are paintings and sculptures that also depict the human face. Since I just got back from a trip to New York and spent a few great hours at MOMA, I decided to focus on faces from works of art. I’d planned on limiting them to paintings but have added a few sculptures in for variety’s sake.

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