November 14, 2010

Old City Faces

Few days ago I met with photographer Melek Mirzoyeva and we discussed the possibilities of doing a joint project about the people in the "Old City" of Baku. I was mainly inspired by the "Strangers Project" of the British photographer Sachin Khona and wanted to do something like that in Baku. The idea was to shoot portraits of people who live, work or just walk in the Old City. So, this Sunday Melek and I started our project which we named "Old City Faces". Below are some of the portraits we shot on Sunday. Melek also made great portraits, so make sure you also check her Facebook page with photos from this project.

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces

Old City Faces
Behind the scenes


4 comments:

  1. Lovely shots and some really interesting people in there! Glad you went out and did it..
    How did it go overall?
    Stay in touch ;)

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  2. Wow! Totally incredible, loved each one but my favorite was definitely the second guy, the older man wearing the hat! Great expression on his face. Also, I used to live in Baku about 6 years ago! Really interesting place!!

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  3. Thanks a lot for your comments Sachin and Alex!

    It was a great experience indeed. Approaching people on the street and asking permission to take their photo was a bit tough though, but after few attempts everything was alright. Nevertheless, I had few rejections but mostly by the young people.

    It is really a small world, Alex! Baku has changed those days and became even more beautiful. I will be glad to cordially welcome you in Azerbaijan again.

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  4. Stunning photos. I like the 5th guy, wearing glasses. He looks so wise and like he has a story to tell

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