Thursday, September 8, 2011

of faces and stories


Faces are fascinating, aren't they? We search for a familiar face, when meeting an old friend, or search in a cafe, with a face of anticipation, when meeting a new friend. Faces tell stories of happiness, sadness, fear and love. There are times I look at a woman, and am intrigued by the story her face shares. The beautiful laugh lines, a path of freckles... These beauty marks, can be just the beginning of a story I may never know, but am glad I was introduced to. 

Recently I found myself intrigued with a book cover. This girls face haunted me, but comforted me, at the same time. After a bit more reading, I found out that this cover photo, is of a young woman from Wilno, Poland- 1926. The photographer of this woman, was Jan Buhlak. He was a well - respected photographer, from Poland. 1926, this was five years after my grandmother was born, into her Polish family, near Warsaw. Oh this gorgeous face drew me in, inviting me to find out more. and I am glad I did.  

You can imagine the excitement in my heart, when I saw the glorious photo "emmy's look", by DorteF. Her beautiful face, framed by wispy hair, gorgeous bokeh and a scarf.  I fell deep for this photograph. She is lovely. 

warmly, christina {soul aperture}

emmy's look

emmy's look by DorteF

11 comments:

urban muser said...

i'm pretty sure i read that book last year. (do you ever forget what books you've recently read? whoa, it makes me feel old!). beautiful post christina!

Anna said...

Christina, lovely post! Faces certainly do tell stories and some we can read like a book. Nice photos to illustrate your story today!

Cathi said...

One of my fave things to do is people watch - the look, the expressions, their stories unknown to me, wondering what roads they have traveled in life - fascinating! Wonderful post, dear Christina. xxoo :)

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful post... i'd love to be able to start taking some pics of people as soon as i get my new camera

amanda {the habit of being} said...

you are right, that photo is quite beautiful. there is something about a face...so much there to read and know and love.

Anyes said...

Faces are so much harder to photograph for me at least.

Oliag said...

Hauntingly beautiful...both of these faces!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

wow! perfect pair-up! and love your words about they mystery of a new face, so true : )

Kirstin said...

what a beautiful post, Christina. I too, love the way faces can draw you in. Thank you. x

dorteinmalaga said...

Hi Christina, such a beautiful post, very true words, and i'm very delighted that you chose my portrait to go with yours :)

alexandria said...

I love your thoughts about faces. Gorgeous post.

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