Thursday, July 11, 2013

No Names



A couple of days ago, my camera and I were walking on Albany Avenue in the North End, the heart of Hartford's African American community.  This young woman wanted to know why I was taking pictures, so I told her about my blog.  She let me take her photograph, but she didn't want to give her name.  Nor did the other people who lined up for their portraits while I was taking Ms. No Name's photo.



25 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I do love when people smile! :) Cool series of portraits dear Jack!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

Great portraits, Jack! You must have tons of charm to get people to warm up to you so you can take such wonderful shots.

Ed said...

Great pictures, Jack. You must be good! People line up for you take their portraits.

Birdman said...

You've captured some expressive faces.

Kate said...

Isn' t taking portraits the most fun?! You captured the expressions of the people in your photos absolutely perfectly.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Seriously Jack I have to follow your lead more, I see so many interesting people around Perth...it's a curse being so shy :)) fab series of 'anonymous' portraits.

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific, Jack!! I feel the same way as Perth, I'm going to have to try taking some "people" shots one of these days! You are an inspiration!!

Sharon said...

these are great shots. I bet these people would love to see them.

VP said...

I hope they manage to see these very nice portraits!

Kay said...

You might not have gotten their names, but you certainly got their smiles. Very nice portraits.

RedPat said...

Nice ones, Jack!

LOLfromPasa said...

What a wonderful group of portraits. Everyone is happy - you captured that wonderfully!

William Kendall said...

Terrific portraits, Jack!

Michelle said...

You have captured true joy in these smiles.

slim said...

Wonderful street portraits. I love that people lined up to be stars of HDP!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your portraits have taken on a life of their own, Jack. You have really expanded in this area and this is a delightful series of photos. Are you trying any of these in b/w?

Keep-em coming.

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

Great shots!

cieldequimper said...

These portraits make me happy even though I'm not very happy today (re. plumbing).

I have about 100 mugs. How many do you have?

Andy said...

These three photos made the trip to Albany Avenue extremely worthwhile.

Lowell said...

That last one is an especially sweet portrait.

It's funny, but I often have people ask me to take their picture and then they pose. Why? They'll never see the photo...

Virginia said...

I wouldn't have given you my name or let you take my photo Jack. I hate it. Much prefer being behind the lens. THese folks seem to enjoy it.
V

CaT said...

funny! i would imagine no name no photo!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice smiling people.
Great pictures, Jack.

JM said...

Great series of portraits, Jack!

Minerva Jones said...

Awesome portraits Jack. I know this area and I miss it dearly. Hartford Is my home and it always will be no matter were I live. I grew up with the young lady in the picture hugging the guy, we both grew up in Bellevue Square. I've been gone for over 30 years, I now reside in Houston, Tx however, I miss my home.