The Faces of New Jersey Project: Curious Bystander


The Faces of New Jersey Project- Curious Bystander

While photographing Allie a few weeks ago at the Hamilton Mall, we were approached by this fella. He was curious why we were taking pictures. I explained the project and gave out a contact card. He said thank you and was on his way. Our paths crossed once again as we were heading downstairs and I was told I would be contacted. I explained that I lived about 40 mins away and he should allow me to take a headshot real quick while I was there.

After a little hessitation about his wardrobe, he agreed to participate. I asked have you ever heard of the term squinching? He replied, “Smile with my eyes” yeah I got it. I never really thought of using that term but it makes total sense. After just a few test shots this was the outcome. As the shoot was coming to an end, he explained that he doesn’t always have access to the internet; however, he would check out the project at a friend’s house. I wish I could remember his name but it went so fast I couldn’t recall when I got home. I want to say its Armondo but I could be completely wrong.

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The Faces of New Jersey Project: Resident #5 Rick Cornwall


The Faces of New Jersey Project: Resident #5 Rick Cornwall

Meet Rick, I’ve know him since my school days. Rick is from one town over and would sometimes hang out at the basketball courts. We have a mutual friend named Jimmy. We would hang out and shoot the shit from time to time. I contacted Rick through Facebook and asked him to be part of my project. Rick agreed but wanted to incorporate his tattoos because the artwork on his skin is the best representation of who he is. I said ok but you have to bring your custom stretch. That is the bicycle in the background. Rick is known for being inked up but also known for having some sick bikes. You cant judge a book by its cover, Rick is the perfect example of that statement. Thanks man for battling the elements in a t-shirt.

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