On Face Value


Matt, Age 6

The great portrait photographer Richard Avedon once said, “Faces are the ledgers of our experience.”

I like taking photos of people. Set-up head shots, against a backdrop or environmental…the whole thing.

I really like photojournalism, I love documentary photography. But…

I want to be a great portrait photographer.

Like Avedon. Like Penn. Like Platon.

A few weeks ago, I decided to enter some of my portraits in the LensCulture Portrait Contest.

Not the one of Matt, above. These:


David Burnett

Georgia Owen

Remember Jones

Whiplash Redemption

LensCulture recently announced their 39 Winners & Finalists.

Lots of great and interesting work here. Some that even make me raise my eyebrows and scratch  my head.

I wasn’t part of the 39. Maybe I was number 40. Who knows.

I guess I still have a lot of work to do.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2018

Instagram | Twitter

3 thoughts on “On Face Value

  1. Don’t let it get you down. On more than one occasion I wondered if the judges were looking at the same images as I was. (And I had no images being judged.)

  2. Pingback: The Big Review | JerseyStyle Photography

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: