When I read other blogs – especially travel blogs – I’m always fascinated by images travelers/photographers take of people from the areas they are traveling in. The images are just as powerful, if not more powerful in some instances, as the greatest landscape photographs. These portraits tell a story about the place and its people as much as other kinds of photos. And because we are looking at images of other human beings, we can have a very strong emotional response to them.
Usually I don’t consciously focus on taking photos of other people when I travel. I seem interested in capturing and relaying the sense of place through landscape-type photography. Additionally, I am hesitant to invade someone’s personal space. But after marveling over portraits from other travel photographers I decided to revisit my recent photo albums to see what kind of inventory I have of photos of people from my travels. I put together a gallery of some favorites.