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In short, this is FaceBoard: it's a project about our lives. It's a shortcut into other people's lives.
Think about it, how many things did you learn in your life? And which one of these life lessons matters the most to you? I have asked these questions to hundreds of people and here is what they told me.
This is how FaceBoard began: as project dedicated to lives. In order to do that I needed people telling me their stories, of course, and when you need people you need to give something valuable in return, always. The only real valuable asset I could provide in exchange for time, was, of course, my time with a multiplication factor. After all, as I often put it: if you like to take 1 from somebody, you need to give 1 thousand (and possibly in advance).
So I decided to take portraits of people, lots of portraits and I was committed to work with my subjects in extended photo sessions which meant a substantial load of post processing work as well in addition to the time put in the shooting itself. Up until today I have processed and delivered over 27.000 images each of them prepared, shot, selected and post produced. Photo sessions take place either outside in an agreed location or, if the weather can’t cooperate, indoor comforted by a studio.
This is to have in return a single photograph. One photograph that I call, indeed, the FaceBoard photo where I ask the subject to write a sentence on a blackboard telling what she or he has learnt in life. Leaving us a message which summarizes what otherwise takes a lifetime to learn.
I see this as a shortcut from which we can all benefit, either to enrich our lives or to give words to what we knew already.
If you like the idea and you wish to book your FaceBoard, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am eager to know what did life teach you!
Back to FaceBoard
This is FaceBoard: a shortcut into other people's lives.