Even though there are many, many countries left to visit, I began putting together a portfolio of black and white portraits that I have taken since 2006 from Peru, Nepal, Egypt, Morocco, and a few other countries.
When I first showed in an exhibit or two in 2006, one fellow participant looked at a framed 16 x 24″ print of a Hindu man reading in the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, and said, “Who’s gonna buy that?” I thought the person missed the point entirely and quite obviously. While this subject should be dedicated to a blog of its own, not all photographs are made for commercial purposes. I firmly believe that the photographs that you need to take and like to take will find ways of doing things that you have not imagined. Perhaps for some, they are the grounding in their lives that remind them that not all that glitters is gold and that their integrity as a photographer can be preserved in the images that they know resonates with them.
I feel that this is what black and white photography is for me and this is what international portraits do for me. I hope you enjoy a new portfolio of black images of people from around the world.
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