Random face of the day

I decided to try a new approach to sharing photographs today: randomness. I have four sets of almost a thousands faces in each. The first random choice was which of the four to use as a starting point. I closed my eyes and clicked and got number for. It takes a long time for Flickr to load all the images. Until it does they’re just grey boxes. I scrolled down and up and clicked and got this image:

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This is Michael Schreck. When I took this he was the CEO of Zmags. I can’t say for sure what he’s doing now but I can say that I like this picture and had a good time photographing him the day we took this. Coincidentally I was just in the same building the other day photographing another group of executives.

Daily Dozen – Back to School

August is a tough month. It certainly is as far as posting photos goes. Every year I see a big dip in my photographic productivity in August. Part of it is that I’m on vacation and even though I take pictures I don’t do a great job of processing and posting them. That trend continued in 2012. But summer is over and it’s time for everyone to buckle down and get serious again. That’s why today’s theme is back to school.

As a rule, I don’t photograph kids (I do, but I don’t post them any where) so it’s harder to say who’s a student. Thankfully, since I talk a bit with everyone whose picture I take, I know that all the faces in today’s set are students (or at least were when I took their photograph). Obviously none of them are on their way to middle school – over even high school. These students are mostly in grad school but it still counts!

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Faces - Aimee Harrison reading
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Faces - Alvin Mwijuka reading at #unbound
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Daily Dozen – Men in Uniforms, Costumes or Other Fancy Attire

I was going to do a set of men who are big fans of Harry Potter but realized I don’t really have enough photos to sustain it. Instead, branching off that, I decided to do a set of images of men dressed in unusual ways. There are some fellows in costumes, some in uniforms, a few just bedecked with some small element that says, “hey, look, I’m having fun!”

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Harry and The Potters 10th Bandiversary
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Something's not right
If this guy says it . . .
Centaur hijinx
David Ortiz singles - 5/20
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Daily Dozen – Women Wearing Pearls

Don’t know what’s behind today’s set. I think it was just opening my photo stream and seeing a picture of a woman wearing pearls. I can’t vouch for all of the pearls in these photographs being real, but it’s the thought that counts.

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Helen Nissenbaum of NYU speaking at #FoE5
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Daily Dozen – Nice Choppers!

I just got my teeth cleaned and thought I’d do a set of people with great teeth. Here they are! Hope you’re teeth are doing great today.

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Face - bearded man with a toothy smile
Face - @jillcp - woman at Remy's with a nice smile
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Daily Dozen – Smirking Men

How do you define a smirk? I’m going with slightly crooked close-mouthed smiles. I had a bunch of them with varying degrees of crookedness. Hope you dig them.

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Daily Dozen – Long and Dark May it Wave

This is the set I’d planned to do last Friday – women with long dark wavy hair. It’s hard to make a distinction between wavy and curly so I apologize if it’s a mixed bag but I try.

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