All people, regardless of their size, shape, age, gender, color, origin or beliefs, share the common thread of humanness. These photographs serve, in part, as a reminder of this. These portraits have been generalized to the point where common features are the only clues as to who these people are. It is important that they remain individuals, but their humanness is the only aspect that the viewer can truly recognize.
Part of being human is being subject to time. As time goes on these people will change, and these photographs will no longer represent the people that they do now. This work will become a memorial of people who no longer exist, though they may still be living. While our sameness unifies us with each other, time sets us apart from ourselves.
Posted by GRFrench at 7:23 PM