What is a “faceless portrait?” Let’s start with what a portrait is. Wikipedia states, “A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant.” To me, a “faceless portrait” is a representation of a person but without showing their face.
When I sat down to really think about it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I am friends with a ballet dancer and her family. I have photographed her many times, including her senior portraits. I thought it would be so neat to photograph her feet. I have always heard the about the damage and abuse that is done to a ballet dancer’s feet. It was a somewhat amusing phone call to make to tell her I really wanted to photograph her feet. She was very kind and let me do it.
I could not think of a better representation of her, this gorgeous dancer. Her feet show the countless hours that she has spent perfecting her craft since she was a little girl. I have watched her dance on several occasions and she never ceased to amaze me!
I had to include a few of her actually dancing because she looks so beautiful!
Please do not forget there are other fabulous photographers that you must continue to see! Up next is Celeste Jones of Celeste Jones Photography, Wilmington Delaware Photographer. She was the brain-child behind our theme this week so I cannot wait to see what she did!