Professional photographer, Michael Corsentino, posted on FB about a special project he did with and for Veterans.  His images, these faces, were so moving–I had to share.  It seems that there is a forgotten generation in our fast paced world.  And yet, we owe so much of our freedom to countless soldiers.  I know that Memorial Day was on Monday, but it’s never to late to tell their story.  May Michael’s photos inspire your own photo journey and maybe even lead to a special Veteran photo shoot.

Thank you Michael for letting me share your awesome project with our readers.  What a honor.  Michael also wanted me to mention the software he uses for creating BW images.  Here’s the link for Nik software, Silverefex Pro.  (pretty cool video on the website too)

And to all the Veterans who have done more than we will ever comprehend, especially my own Papa and Grandpa Don, thank you for your sacrifice.  We are eternally grateful and in debt to you.

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8 Comments: “Veterans–Capturing Their Powerful Stories”

  1. Me Ra Koh says:

    Michael, I have to thank you again for letting me share your powerful work! I know it’s inspiring lots of readers today. You are AWESOME!

    Can I ask you a question about this shoot? What were things you asked the Veterans to help get them in a place of ease, a mental space, for having their photos taken?

  2. Addie says:

    Me Ra,
    What a wonderful thing to share!! I would absolutely LOVE to do this in our area. I agree that their stories should be told and should be heard. And our gratitude should be given to them all.
    Thank you for bringing this idea and website to light. And thank you to all those men and women who serve so unselfishly so that we can live under the light of freedom and security.

  3. Addie says:

    Me Ra,
    What a wonderful thing to share!! I would absolutely LOVE to do this in our area. I agree that their stories should be told and should be heard. And our gratitude should be given to them all.
    Thank you for bringing this idea and website to light. And thank you to all those men and women who serve so unselfishly so that we can live under the light of freedom and security.
    These images are so beautiful, Michael! Every one of them makes me want to sit down and ask questions and listen to their stories.

  4. Addie says:

    ….sorry about the double post :-)

  5. Beth says:

    This touches a special place in my heart. Though we live far apart, I talk with my veteran father every week, a grown-up version of a daddy-daughter date. I want to share with you all a little of the conversation I had with my dad this week.

    Dad: hey, you remember that B-29 hat you sent me?
    Me: yup.
    Dad: well I see those navy guys wearin’ their hats around town, so I figured I could too. This young fella (to my dad, this could be anyone about 45 or younger) came up and asked if I flew B-29′s, and I told him I did. And you know what happened?
    Me: what?
    Dad: that young fella said thank you sir, for your service to our country.
    Me: that was nice of him.
    Dad: that’s the first time anyone’s ever said that to me.

    My dad turns 83 in a couple of days. Needless to say, he shouldn’t have had to wait this long to hear those words.
    Thank you Michael, for taking the time to remember those whom so many have forgotten.

  6. That photo is powerful. I hope to someday capture something like that. It just stops me.

  7. HI,
    Fabulous! I lost my dad when he was only 52… 1 year older than I am now and I was too young to realize all that he did. He was in the Army during the Korean War. I certainly wish I had him here to photograph him and journal his memories from that time period. I will make it my project for the coming year to document others. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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