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52 strangers {street portraits}

although this post is a continuation of this one, it just happened to turn out a little…lighter.
no doubt the fresh smell of spring and warm sunshine had something to do with it.
this afternoon was spent with my friend steve walking and talking and visiting with people
we knew and people we just met. it was more than wonderful.

steve and i had a good conversation about not writing anything about these images.
to simply allow each person viewing to make their own conclusions.
but, i can’t help not saying something about the third and fourth images below.
as soon as i saw the image, i thought it…and on the second, i added it.
did i need to? does it take away from the image? i’m wondering.
i try to see, in everyone i meet…no matter what the circumstances,
the thing we all have inside us. love and light.

please meet josephine
{trying to hold back}

letting go
{with and without words}



michael overheard steve and i talking about the city gospel mission.
he came over and told me how he had nothing, knew no one and was homeless when
moving to cincinnati about 2 years ago and how they (the city gospel mission) saved his life. how they helped
him get to where he is today, working and self sufficient. he was overjoyed to share this.

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March 23, 2010 - 8:46 am

Peggy - Gina you have brought a sense of joy and excitement to the eyes of these amazing people. Your comfort and ability to reach your subject is quite evident in this series. I can’t wait to see the exhibit! It will be mind blowing. Just beautiful g.

March 26, 2010 - 9:08 am

Gail - This is SUCH a cool project you’re doing! LOVE IT!

April 5, 2010 - 12:15 pm

.kat. - I am SO glad I stumbled upon your blog!
I have been wanting to start my own 52
Strangers project for awhile and after
having visited here, I am even more
compelled, inspired to do so. You have
truly captured the individuality and the
spirit of each person. Wonderful work!

August 16, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Deborah Carr - Gina…you are truly a special person. Your portraits are so heartfelt and true. You have given these people such a gift.

June 1, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Cristie - I love this…But, I have to say. About not writing anything, I really like to hear their stories 🙂 It makes me feel a little closer 🙂

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