12 July 2012

Sole Portraits

My little brother had a girlfriend once that was a good photographer. She gave him a portrait for Christmas of his shoes on a beach somewhere.

It was her thing,  taking photos of a person's shoes. Either the ones they wore every day or a special pair. She also would personalize the setting or background.

At the time I thought it was kind of weird but now I think it could be kind of genius. Everyone has shoes, everyone has favorites,  and really a lot can be guessed from a persons shoes.

I've seen portraits done with combat boots and fire boots. They always bring a strong emotional response. Why would this not be true for your husband's sneakers or your grandma's Keds?

What shoes would you have photographed?

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