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  1. Carl Rohde Top Contributor says:

    This is breath-taking. How “deep” one simple Observation of Cool can go! Muite obrigado, o meu amigo! This Observation of Cool is about life and death, about the ignorance-in-last-resort of the powerful about what they do with the powerless, the impact of visual culture and how we can be moved by the intimacy of faces. This also is what Science of the time stands for: not so much hip gadgets but searching for Cool Expressions that have something “deep” to see about our cultures and futures. You are one of the best, Duca, and I sincerely hope to work with you, in whatever context,

  2. Zepha de Roo says:

    Why does the majority of magazine covers feature a face? People love looking at human faces more than anything which is why, as you say, this project is an powerful way to communicate a message with way more impact than the written word or statistical graphs could ever achieve.

  3. Julia Fernández says:

    Dear Eduardo,

    It’s impressive to see their eyes, and hope transforming into an almost depression stage. This is a real and powerful way to bring consciousness to the real effects of the war. It also made me remember of the work from photographer Nicolai Howalt, that took the same approach to photograph young boxers before and after a match. here’s the link (and again, their eyes tell everything).
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/sly/before-and-after-portraits-of-young-boxers

    Regards,
    Julia

      • Nobody who takes actual part wins in a war. They may have won the battles and skirmishes but their victory takes a huge toll – innocence, the absence of true hatred or fear, all that is irredeemably lost.
        I met with WW2 veterans from the Red Army who, some told me, had to “re-humanise” themselves after all they saw, suffered and had to do.
        The big loss here is humanity – and givernments must know how to deal with it, before sending people to wars.

        • Hi Eduardo, with my question I was referring to the photo serie Julia mentions to be honest (boxing before and after the match)! But the topic you mention in your post is intruiging. Reminds me of a photo academy graduate who documented new recruits (marines) in a specific year. Each month he made new portraits. The drop outs were replaced by white spaces. The others became stronger each month. That changed their faces, and especially the look in their eyes.

          • Hi there, Robert! Your comment applies to both actually, since boxers are trained to “wage war on the ring”, so to speak. And as for the Marines, your insight is spot on, since those who “survive” the selection process progeessively gain a level of confidence that translates into the US Marines recruitment motto: “We don’t make compromises. We make Marines”, and they’re right, for every country needs some kind of elite force willing to go over and above the odds.