"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Portrait #14—The Overcomer

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Friends, Photography, Portraits by matt on Saturday, April 6, 2013

A portrait of my friend in Istanbul, Turkey.

A woman who is overcoming pain and living with joy. A pier outside Istanbul, Turkey


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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    You’ve done a beautiful job with the light in this one, Matt. Well-lit, but soft.

    • matt said, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Thanks. I know it’s a small success, but I’m probably the most proud of this one. I shot it in hard light with the sun on her face. It’s also the first one I’ve edited in Lightroom since I switched over from Aperture.

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