"If a picture is worth a thousand words, why not just use pictures?" says Bobby Bruderle on his life's passion. Bruderle is a photographer and cinematographer from Washington who splits his time between DC and Vermont, as he studies business at UVM for some unexplained reason. His blog, cleverly entitled 'This isn't a Blog' speaks to the value he places on the photograph as a definitive means of expression that is less confusing and overwhelming than words.
His portrait subjects are diverse in background and story, but each has an undeniable sense of character that leaves the viewer wanting more. Some sad, some humorous and some simply intriguing, Bruderle's deserves high praise for his inherent ability to evoke raw emotion through a photo and connect to his subjects in a real and natural way.
Implications - The most important element for viewers and appreciators of portrait photography is the storytelling aspect. Each subject comes from a diverse background, and the photo should leave much to the viewer's imagination about the significance of the exact moment in time the photo was captured.