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Portrait #11—The Pilgrim

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Photography, Portraits by matt on Saturday, March 16, 2013

A photo of an old man from Northern Iraq.

An elderly man I met in a local park. Kurdistan, Iraq


A year of 50 posed portraits with only one light; a project designed to improve my camera work while blessing the people I encounter. You can see older portraits here, read the rules of the project here, or leave a comment below with your feedback.

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  1. Erin Wilson said, on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Love this one. He has a great face, there is plenty of great texture, and you’ve made beautiful light.

    • matt said, on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thanks, Erin. All I see is stuff I’d like to improve, so your encouragement is definitely uplifting!

  2. Mike said, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Matt – I don’t comment often, but you got some seriously good work in this blog,.. great portraits, great vids. Outstanding. Who knew you would catch the bug on my Nikon shooting candid proposal pics!! HAHA,.. gotta take some credit for getting you started. But seriously, you deliver the goods without words. Keep up the good work. Love following your world through the camera lens.

    • matt said, on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks, Mike! I always tell people you and your Nikon gave me the bug. I’m excited to see you guys in a few months. No doubt there will be a lot of picture-taking then, too.

  3. gracesgrist said, on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 6:57 am

    THIS is Awesome! :)

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