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“A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it”*…


Between 1977 and 1980, photographer Charles H. Traub [bio here] ventured onto the streets of Chicago, New York and various European cities to take photographs of their inhabitants–male and female, young and old-at lunchtime. Colorful and direct, animated and intimate, the portraits are shot close to the subjects, composed seemingly off-the-cuff, focusing on just their heads and shoulders. Each subject reveals something of himself or herself to the camera: the woman who takes the opportunity to pose in dignified profile or the one who purses her lips in an exaggerated pout, even the somewhat less fortunate subjects caught adjusting their glasses or blinking…

More from Traub’s trove at Lunch Time.

* Aldous Huxley


As we ponder prandially, we might note that today is in fact National Pack Your Lunch Day.



Written by (Roughly) Daily

March 10, 2016 at 1:01 am

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