A project 5 years in the making
This ia amazing, Ishan. I said that already (or maybe I just thought it), but I’ll say that again: you have the gift of seeing beyond. Something that’s so rare at your age. Your thoughts about beauty are so disarmingly true, so stimulating, so beautiful in themselves. And yes, everyone has stories and no one to tell them. Maybe this work of yours is proof that stories are etched on our skin, they are visible on our faces, in the wrinkles, the gaze, the colors, the imperfections. And so these 100 portraits are 100 repositories of stories. I like to think of them this way. Outstanding job. Bravo! :)
This work is soooo good, Ishan. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and you have inspired me to think about photography in a new way—a way to tell more complete stories.
Great Work Ishan!!
"I say, embrace your blemishes. Let’s show off these imperfections. It is in our pimples, wrinkles and asymmetrical faces that we find beauty. In our uniqueness. Whatever you walk of life, you position in society, we are united in our diversity." I could shout this from the rooftops :)
When I scroll through Instagram, I often see pictures of women that look like ads. I suspect this reinforces the ridiculous standards to look perfect, aesthetic, cool, etc. The one thing these IG photos seem to have in common is they lack the beautiful, raw unfiltered emotion.
I marvel at your photos and the unfiltered, un-retouched beauty and stories you've captured.
This project is so amazing Ishan! Something like this takes so much time, years of work, patience and a long term vision. You did such a wonderful job executing with I believe shows your artistry and also empathy with other humans. Congrats on launching this project and all the well deserved success 🥳
I agree with Silvio, you are a rare artist who will no doubt give us many glimpses into the beauty and wonder of the world over the life of your work. I'm so glad we were able to connect and I get to watch you unfold your gifts Ishan. I suspect you have many hero faces yourself I look forward to meeting them.
Stunning work, Ishan!
Absolutely stunning! Well done, Ishan!
Thank you for the shoutout, Ishan. And congratulations on your book 🥳 As you said, you are just getting started!
I love this Ishan! Amazing!