Portraits have been created since the dawn of human society. Many thousands of years ago people painted them in caves, ancient sculptors curved marble statues to dominate town squares, and rulers decorated even ordinary coins with their profiles. In modern times photographic portraits are seen everywhere: on posters, on magazine covers, newspapers and books. We use family photos as screensavers and when going on a journey we keep portraits of our loved ones next to a passport with our own portrait inside it.
On these portraits faces are beautiful, serious, sad, funny, comic, tired, playful, tragic, thoughtful, disinterested in things around them or a picture of subconscious dreams, spontaneous feelings, inner thoughts and desires. We hold onto these portraits forever, immersing ourselves in these past impressions of another person.
It is so, because these images are not illusions; they are a true remainder of real life and a treasure chest of feelings. However fleeting and elusive our emotions might have been, they stay for ever within images, because these photographs were cast by loving relation flowing straight from the heart.