Life’s Work in Paris Call for Workers in Montmartre, October 21

On Saturday, October 21, I’ll be photographing people in Paris (Montmartre) for my project, “Life’s Work.” I’m looking for workers in their work clothes: bakers, street musicians, delivery drivers, waiters, sommeliers, or any worker whose look is identifiable with a trade. If you will be in Montmartre, or you know someone there who might be interested in sitting for a

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Life’s Work, Part V Don, Barber

One of my favorite quotes is by Henry David Thoreau: “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” As this project continues, my favorite expressions are the same ones I am drawn to in the portraits by Irving Penn from his similar project of nearly seventy years ago. They convey

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Life’s Work, Part IV Fred, Tree Cutter

  This project is about working people and the evolution of trades and professions. “Life’s Work” was inspired by Irving Penn’s similar project of nearly seventy years ago. You can read more about this in Parts I – III, here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-ii/ http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-iii/ Yes, that was me carrying a chainsaw up the street to my studio! Fred,

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Life’s Work, Part III Mary Francis, Minister

This is Part III of a personal portrait project about people and their work. It’s also about the evolution of trades and professions. “Life’s Work” was inspired by Irving Penn’s similar project of nearly seventy years ago. You can read more about this in Parts I and II, here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ and here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-ii/ Mary Francis, minister, Plymouth,

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Life’s Work, Part II Jim, Mail Carrier

This is Part II of a personal portrait project that is as much about social history as it is art.  My inspiration for this project was a similar one by Irving Penn, which he did nearly 70 years ago.  You can read more about this, as well as some other thoughts about it, in Part I, here:  http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ Jim, mail

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