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Portraits Of Boston: An Amazing Realization

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“In 2007, my middle school class went on a field trip to Washington, DC. In one of the museums there was a cute blonde girl from a different school. She was too nervous, so she asked her friend to walk over to me to tell me she thought I was attractive. It was the first time anyone ever told me I was attractive. We didn’t see each other again for a while.

Years later, when we started dating—and after a bunch of story exchanging—we confirmed that she was the blonde girl from the museum. It was an amazing realization.”


Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

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