I saw this work today by one of the Project 52 photographers. It began as one of our assignments: Photograph a Stranger.
Rui jumped in and not only photographed some strangers… he is developing it into a very cool project.
I will let Rui describe it in his own words:
Jobs with art or endangered …
Every day, on my way home, I see a shoemaker who works in his small space, and every day I want to stop to take a photo…
The will and the idea was following me for some time, and was progressing, I thought it would be fun to do a survey of those professions where you have to have art …
professions where experience is the best teacher… and also those professions for some reason are endangered, although some of them seem to want to resurface because of the crisis.
This is a project without end, because whenever possible I will add more artists.
The pictures were all taken with 50mm and with a on camera flash mounted on the camera, always tried to interfere as little as possible with the work of those portrayed.
This idea has no artistic pretensions, aesthetic or otherwise, and serves only to make a record of these noble professions.
In this project, the most important are the professions and professionals and not the photographic techniques.
Thanks to all who allowed me to photograph them.
Thanks for sharing the images, Rui.
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