Who is he? What did he do? What was he thinking about as he sat down in the photo booth 445 times and waited for the camera to take his picture? And why did he keep the photos?
Visitors to the Rutgers' Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, N.J., can ask themselves those questions and more as they examine three decades of photographs of an unidentified man of many emotions.
Just don't expect any answers. Sometimes he looks happy. Other times he appears less than pleased. Like all of us, his face changed quite a bit over the course of 30 years. The hair grays and then thins. The cheeks fall a little lower on the face. The wrinkles become more defined.
All of that is universal (outside of Hollywood), which is part of what makes the exhibit such a draw. The images, owned by photography historian Donald Lokuta and lent to the Zimmerli Art Museum, were taken during the time between the Great Depression and the 1960s, according to a blog from Rutgers.
Lokuta came across a few of the imagesRead More »from Who is this man and why did he take 445 photos of himself over 30 years?