About: One day it occurred to me that although I've been drawing portraits for many years, and I like collecting things, I've never collected pictures of faces. I began looking through magazines for photos to collect, and realized why I'd never done so before. For 15 years I've used make-up and fashion ads to practice drawing. This is why my drawings are boring and my sense of beauty skewed. 500 Faces is a way to combat that fact, a photo-resource to help me discover what people really look like.
Submit: To achieve my goal of 500 different faces, I'm taking photos of people I know as well as strangers. I'm also asking anyone who's willing to send in a photo of his or herself to be posted on the blog. If you'd like to submit your photo, it would be exceedingly appreciated. I'll make sure to credit you with taking the photo.
To participate, send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for submission:
1. Please include the first name of the model in the email. Or, don't include a name and I'll title your photo "anonymous".
2. The photo should be a close-up (or roughly so), at least from the shoulders up.
3. The dimensions should be 500 x 375 pixels or larger.
4. Finally, please only submit a photo of yourself.You may submit a photo of someone else only if you took the photo and have permission from the model. That's it. If you have any questions, please email me and I'd be happy to answer them.