Through Another's Eyes

{Card sent to me from my friend, Paulina}

"The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions." 

 - Marcus Tullius Cicero

During my senior year of college, I took a photography class that taught me a lot about the composition of a photograph. From light to perspective to sequence, I learned exactly what I needed to develop any sort of photographic skills I could muster. One of my favorite assignments was one titled "Portraits." According to my favorite, anyone-is-the-author sources, 


, a portrait is "a painting, photograph, sculpture or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person."

A portrait says a lot about the subject and I believe it gives the viewer a snapshot into their life, whether it is wholly accurate or not. I think children are my favorite little people to photograph because their expressions are so honest. I also believe that sometimes the best portraits are mere accidents, ones you cannot plan. In the past, the majestic kings and queens of history all posed for painted portraits. Today, we have digitally corrigible images that can be captured in a heart beat and produced in masses. Look at us go.

With that, I have gathered a small collection of my favorite portraits from around the world that I think are worth sharing. Hope you all enjoy them!

{Cameron Highlands, Malaysian Borneo}

{San Salvador, El Salvador}


{Lesotho, Africa}

My little brother, Timmy

{Las Vegas, Nevada}

Professor Jay Dunmore

{Baltimore, Maryland}

{La Ceiba, Chalatenango, El Salvador}

{San Salvador, El Salvador}

{San Salvador, El Salvador}

Dr. Adanna Johnson

{El Salvador}

My Grandparents: Poppy (90) and Grandma (82)

{Harrison, New York}

Also, here's an incredible project done by Luke Shepard. This


 is entirely composed of photographs. It's pretty sick/mesmerizing (I like the music, too). Check it out!

Love and laughter, Kelsey :)