All the people pictured here live, work, shop, and/or play in Oakland. Some I know; most I don’t. I was inspired to create this site in part by the work of Dariusz Majgier, a photographer in Poland who specializes in “5 second street portraits”. I wanted to capture some the diverse, beautiful people I see around Oakland every day.
The site is a work in progress. I'm happy with the general design, but I'm still tweaking the slideshow that plays on the first page. The project itself is ongoing and hopefully never-ending. I'm not as good a portrait photographer as Dariusz, and I'm definitely not as comfortable with asking strangers to take their pictures as he seems to be. So if you see me out there and I ask to take your picture for the project, this is what it's all about.
Faces of Oakland