There is something very special about a handwritten note. Every letter written, whether it’s with the staccato rhythm of print or the continuous flow of cursive, allows each word to embody its writer. A loved one’s penmanship brings comforting familiarity; it allows you to hear their voice no matter how far away they are. A stranger’s handwriting can spark a feeling of connection before you’ve even met. The intrinsic personality that comes with one’s handwriting turns a piece of paper into something more precious — a tangible artifact of someone’s feelings. By pairing each subject with their handwriting, I hope to create more wholistic portraits that no camera can capture on its own.
Thank you to everyone who opened up and wrote something special for this very personal project.