Yerevan, Armenia

Portrait of Woman

Armenia, Cuba, Daily Life, Women

"In a portrait, you always leave part of yourself behind" Mary Ellen Mark.

Since I began my adventure in Street Photography I touched first hand the meaning of serendipity, the unexpected encounter while searching for something else. In the crazy chaos of public places often comes the least and the nicest expected. This work is part of an on-going project about women I met by chance in towns and villages around the world and portrays an instant in their lives. The random request of directions or information, a look, a smile, a mutual friendly curiosity, all trigger a sudden personal exchange when, with my camera, I capture an instant, a feeling, a certain detail of two strangers that have put aside their mistrust. The portraits are all candid, unstaged, unposed.