I am a photographer doing portrait photography only. My aim is to document characters without any distraction from the mere face. The documentary itself is not about the people I shoot. This is actually not feasible and not necessary alike, because most people that view my works can not proof the authenticity or "real story" behind the model. Thus I leave the viewer with nothing more than the intimacy of a stranger's face and name (which is often a pseudonym). The goal I am aiming at is the "story" in the mind of the viewer itself. By trying to craft portraits with an expressive and characteristic appearance I try to invoke a certain remembrance in the viewers mind. The "characteristic aspect" is actually part of yourself, the viewer, since the pictures intend to project visions of your own coinage onto my work. Or, in other words, I try to project memories of your own onto the image to make you feel the accompanied vibe - which come out of your own past.
Ronald D. Vogel
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