Who's That Girl? Photographer Takes Mysterious Faceless Photos
"The question of why I don't show faces in my photos comes up a lot," says photographer Patty Maher known on Flickr as Patty.
"It's not something I set out to do," she says in the accompanying video. "But the mystery and anonymity allows me to tell stories that are more universal. A faceless woman can be anyone and that's exciting."
Patty is a self taught photographer and began taking photos only three years ago. Most of her work is self portraiture within the countryside settings of her Ontario neighborhood. Patty's main inspiration are stories that can be told through her photography.
"I love to consider a particular setting and then think of what story could take place there," she explains. "I tend to draw on a number of sources for inspiration: fairy tales, different periods in history, poetry, works of art, etc." --By Ameya Pendse