"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 #3—The Snack Seller

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Photography, Portraits by matt on Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kurdish nut and candy salesman in the bazaar

Snack Seller, Kurdish Bazaar, 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.

My Friend, the Juicer

Posted in Photography, Portraits by matt on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This is my friend, the juicer.

He’s a busy man these days, and he doesn’t mind telling you why: his juice is the best. If it’s in season, they’ve got it. And if they’ve got it, it’s good.

And it really must be, because people can’t seem to get enough of it. The juicer is constantly handing out bag-after-bag, with crumpled bills getting passed around in a frenzy. It amazes me that everyone still gets their correct change despite the chaos.