The Naked Face
I was moved by a recent story published in National Geographic by Joanna Connors @joannasconnors, with images by the amazing photographers Maggie Estebber @maggiestebe and Lynn Johnson @ljohnphoto about Katie Stubblefield's journey through a face transplant.
Our face is beautiful. It is what presents us to the world, our real passport. Imagine trying to remember a person by the appearance of their arms, legs or feet.
The skin that covers the face is beautiful as well, even under hard light. We are not flawless, but that is ok, and it doesn't mean we are less beautiful.
As photographers, we sometimes follow the crowd and current trends. We use makeup, soft light and digital manipulation to remove blemishes.
I would like to invite everyone to pause and hopefully see the things we take for granted from a different perspective.
Imagine waking up one day with a different face.
No heavy makeup was used here, just a little blush. Absolutely no retouching at all.
Disclaimer: I did take the images with my camera; but the whole credit goes to Urs Recher @ursrecherphotography. He gave a workshop entitled "Lightning Faces" in New York City last week at the Hasselblad, DJI, Broncolor headquarters and during the break he allowed the attendees to take pictures with our cameras. He showed step by step how to meticulously position 1 or 2 lights and use a softbox to create soft hard light.
I would like to also thank the fantastic model Desiree Kaddatz @desireekaddatz who also made this possible.
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