Sunday, July 13, 2014

Connecticut Faces


Eva is a college sophomore majoring in elementary education.  This summer she is a camp counselor.  When I met her, she was helping an elderly woman get to her car in a crowded
parking lot.  Eva is a sweet young woman.


John was Connecticut's economic development director.  These days he is a university administrator.


Ellie is a Yankee.  She was born here and has lived her entire life here.  (So far.)
Ellie and her little dog visit Elizabeth Park three or four times a week.
Her favorite bench is in front of the gazebo.


Sam is assistant dean of the Yale art school.  When I met him, he was taking apart an
old sculpture with a Sawzall.


Years ago, Helen and I served on the board of a nonprofit.  That was before the executive
director was sent to prison, but that is another story.  Helen's 18-year old
son is going off to college in the fall and she is struggling with what happens next.

16 comments:

Andy said...

Thanks Jack. Smiling faces are always a good way to start the week off.

Kate said...

Many different faces representing the different phases of life in your post today.

Mersad said...

All great portraits. They make the town come to life.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Neat... no matter the age, they are all sort of starting on adventures. That's life!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Helen should not struggle with what happens next, other than college tuition. In about 2 years her son's personality will be even more engaging.

Sharon Anck said...

Such a great group of people from several generations. All with interesting stories to tell.

VP said...

An interesting assortment of portraits...

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Mersad, great portraits -- as always, and they do make the town come alive! I always feel as though I've been there and met these people personally. You are good at what you do and we get to enjoy the results! Have a great new week, Jack!

Luis Gomez said...

What a beautiful post Jack! Not only love your portraits but you captions.

RedPat said...

Some interesting back-stories there, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Splendid portraits, Jack!

Ed said...

Nice portraits, Jack. We have a number of very fine people living here in Connecticut. Thanks for sharing their portraits and their stories.

Randy said...

Excellent portraits.

jennyfreckles said...

You remind us that every picture has a story. I often think if we really knew people's stories we'd be more compassionate.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A fine set of portraits Jack.. you inspire me to be brave each time I see your portraits.

Kay said...

Ooooh! I want some of those back stories! Interesting and accomplished people, all.