Life’s Work, Part VIII Amy, Ballet Dancer

I started photographing dancers under the guidance of photographer Lois Greenfield in NYC years ago. From that work, I learned how essential it is to direct people toward your vision for an image, even if you don’t speak their language. (I don’t speak “dance,” or French. More on the French part in the next blog

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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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