” His thematic preoccupations include the face — and the human gaze in particular — the play of light, and the attempt to capture a sense of timelessness and infinity.”
His portraits are natural, subjects are serious and their gaze intense. By natural I mean their pose is so carefully composed, and this is all the photographs are about, they struck by their simplicity- a simple background behind, black and white and the gaze or the absence of it (girl from Vietnam has eyes shut) is all that matters.
The light illuminates the face, more, the eyes , not the profile of the face.
“The viewer immediately senses the deep intimacy that was formed between the photographer and the portrayed individuals. ” Exactly , this is a question that I asked myself : how it is possible to bring to surface such gazes. I think a possible answer would be to really care for subject’s world and his/her humanity. It is communicated automatically between people.