Belgian photographer Serge Anton has been traveling the world for over 30 years now and he has managed to photograph thousands of faces. What stuck with him the most was the raw truth that faces in Asia and Africa have and their expressions that show nothing but the course of their difficult lives. After completing this project, Anton printed these highly describing images into a book, which you can buy from Amazon.
Anton specializes in architecture and interior design, but for this project he concentrated on portrait photography.
Since he was kid he was fascinated with the human nature and especially the human face.
Up until this moment, he tries to understand and read the faces he meets and uncover the truth that they are hiding.
Anton treats the face as the mirror of the soul and tries to capture the latter through his portraits.
Either it’s wrinkles or a soft smile, people can understand something small about the person they are looking at.
Some of these people are tired from life and disappointed by what fate had in its hands for them.
In a few portraits the viewer can also learn things about the culture of the depicted people and what their traditional dressing code is.
Anton challenges the viewers of his images to look past the surface and try to find the people’s souls behind their expressions. You can see more of his incredible portraits on his website.