This is the 2nd awesome photograph that Samuel Barr had published on Awesome Photographs. To view more of Sam’s incredible work, check out his blog at http://samuelbarr.blogspot.com .
In the photographer’s own words: Shortly after I purchased my camera there was a store grand opening in the shopping mall adjacent to our offices. While photographing the VIPs and the audience I noticed this security guard standing by himself against one of the fire exits. He had such a powerful expression on his face that I just had to capture him on film. Interestingly, despite taking a long time to focus and using my flash he never moved nor changed his expression. His face tells the story of his life – all of the highs and all of the lows can be seen in the texture of each wrinkle. After the event was over I looked for him but he was gone. Can you imagine the stories and life lessons he could share? This image has become one of my favorite portraits and I hope it speaks to you as his expression spoke to me that day.