"Visual Quotations"
                  Photographs by Richard Freeman


Street Portraits

What do I mean by "street portraits"? First, they are portraits because the prime focus of the image is a person, or people. Secondly, none were taken in a studio-- they were all in a natural environment; be it work, play, or some other activity. Thus I placed the word "street" in front of "portrait" to help define a type or style of image. In the majority of cases the subject or subjects are interacting with me and my camera directly. A few subjects are conscious of the fact that I am taking their image and have reacted but chose not to look directly at the camera. And a few are candids in which the subject did not see me, although in all of them, I was quite visible. A key marker of a successful portrait is whether or not the image conveys a sense of the subject’s personality, or soul. This can be seen as similar to what a good ethnography can do for a culture. In all these images, this is what I strive for. I enjoyed putting this collection together because I was able to select images from throughout my archives. It gave me a reason to think about where I had been, and where I may go next.

Amsterdam 1979
Amsterdam 1979
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Beijing, 2005
Bolivia, 1986
Bolivia, 1986
Brazil, 2005
Brazil, 2005
Buenos Aires, 2005
Buenos Aires, 2005
Buenos Aires, 2004
Buenos Aires, 2004
Buenos Aires, 2014
Buenos Aires, 2014
Buenos Aires, 2014
Buenos Aires, 2014
Buenos Aires, 2014
Buenos Aires, 2014
Budapest, 2005
Budapest, 2005
Chicago 2012
Chicago 2012
Chicago 1980
Chicago 1980
Chicago 1985
Chicago 1985
Chicago 1995
Chicago 1995
Chicago 1995
Chicago 1995
Chicago 1995
Chicago 1995
Wine country, outside of Adelaide, Australia, 2005
Wine country, outside of Adelaide, Australia, 2005
Buenos Aires, 1996
Buenos Aires, 1996
Buenos Aires, 1996
Buenos Aires, 1996
Buenos Aires, 1996
Buenos Aires, 1996
Buenos Aires, 1997
Buenos Aires, 1997
Buenos Aires, 1997
Buenos Aires, 1997
Buenos Aires, 1997
Buenos Aires, 1997
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador 14-30
Ecuador, 1986
Ecuador, 1986
Erie County Fair, NY, 2005
Erie County Fair, NY, 2005
Greece, 1979
Greece, 1979
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Guatemala, 1986
Jerusalem, 1979
Jerusalem, 1979
Jerusalem, 1979
Jerusalem, 1979
Haiti, 2013
Haiti, 2013
Haiti, 2013
Haiti, 2013
Kenya 1-9
Kenya 2-3
Kenya 2-25-2
Kenya 2-27-2
Kenya 3-7
Kenya 2000
Kenya 2000
Kenya 3-30
Kenya 3-31
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kenya 4-8
Kenya 4-12
Kenya 4-13
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kisumu, Kenya, 2000
Kenya 5-13
Kenya 5-14
Lamu, Kenya 2000
Lamu, Kenya 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Mombasa, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Lamu, Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
Kenya, 2000
New York City, 2005
New York City, 2005
Mexico, 1986
Mexico, 1986
National Gallery of Art, 2010
National Gallery of Art, 2010
National Gallery of Art, 2010
National Gallery of Art, 2010
Nicaragua, 2012
Nicaragua, 2012
Nicaragua, 2012
Nicaragua, 2012
Nicaragua, 2012
Nicaragua, 2012
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
Nicaragua, 2001
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Paris, 2005
Paris, 2005
Paris, 2005
Paris, 2005
Rochester, NY 2011
Rochester, NY 2011
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Peru, 1986
Maine, 2011
Maine, 2011
China, 2005
China, 2005
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2004-ish
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2004-ish
Shanghai, 2005
Shanghai, 2005
Shanghai, 2005
Shanghai, 2005
Makanda, Ill 1980
Makanda, Ill 1980
Carbondale, Ill, 1980
Carbondale, Ill, 1980
Buenos Aires, 1990
Buenos Aires, 1990
Buenos Aires, 1990
Buenos Aires, 1990
Buenos Aires, 1990
Buenos Aires, 1990
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1994
Buenos Aires, 1998
Buenos Aires, 1998
Buenos Aires, 1998
Buenos Aires, 1998
Buenos Aires, 1998
Buenos Aires, 1998
Buenos Aires, 2004
Buenos Aires, 2004
Adelaide, Australia, 2005
Adelaide, Australia, 2005

These images are from all time periods of my work. Those before 1985 were taken with my Canon FTb. Those from 1986 though summer 2005 were taken with my Leica M-6. Both are 35mm film cameras. All negatives were scanned with a Nikon 9000 scanner. Then I went digital. Those from 2005 until April 2010 were taken with my Canon Powershot S70. Those after April 2010 were taken with my Lumix GF1. And, in April 2014 I purchased a Fuji XE-2, this purchase was after I returned from Buenos Aires. Regardless of file type, all images were processed in Adobe Lightroom.



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