"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
Friday, August 05, 2011
I'm using my new camera (the Hassie) and also trying to fully embrace and fall in love with color. As I continue to photograph those in Portland who are "urban camping", "sleeping out" or "part of the homeless community" (I'm learning that there are several different terminologies) I am getting more and more comfortable with both the camera and the color.
This is a photograph of an interesting and inspiring man named Mo. I met him yesterday and spent some time listening to his story. His challenge of living on the street is exacerbated by the fact that he does not have use of his legs and is dependent on a wheelchair to get around.