Thursday, September 29, 2011

Faces of Oakland

Istarted a new art project a while back, and decided it was finally time to take the wraps off it. It's called Faces of Oakland - the diverse, beautiful faces of people in Oakland. One thing I enjoy at all these great Oakland events I go to is people watching. I love the diversity of Oakland, and find the variety of people beautiful and amazing. As the about page says:
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

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