“I really appreciate it, but I don’t allow anyone to take pictures of me.”
“Why is that?”
“I used to be a model, so I had lots of pictures taken of me. I liked looking at myself, and I liked the idea that other people enjoyed looking at me. I gradually became really jaded by my own appearance. One day, I decided to make it a part of my life that I won’t allow myself to be photographed anymore.”
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.