These images are something that I have been working on during my travels, and is what I describe as "spontaneous portraiture". I began photographing to document and share experience. I have become overwhelmed with beauty on my travels, and it had been my motivation to improve my photography to capture this beauty the way that I see it, and to share it with others-- with those I love, and those who could not travel with me. This past year it was especially my parents who I wished to share this beauty with. These spontaneous portraits are a documentation of people that I have meet along my journeys. Not posed, not moved, not manipulated. Just a portrait of the person surrounded by clues to their lives-- a gateway to sharing different cultures, but the same universal human experience.
© Amy S. Martin Photography