Our roots run deep into the fabric of humankind.
I took the following twenty four portraits at a benefit for musicians affected by the mandates in Seattle where vaccine passports are now required to participate in society. The audience numbered over a hundred people. Many shared they were not comfortable getting in front of the camera. They were still hoping the zero tolerance climate would shift, avoiding confrontations with co-workers, faculty, landers, family and friends.
Regardless of your worldview, consider yourself invited to meet those who generously shared themselves with the camera. They were not asked about their vaccination status. Instead, they were invited to share in the most powerful language of all - the human face.
My hope is that by recognizing ourselves in the face of another, we can engage in inspired dialogue that brings us together. I invite you to take the time to gaze in the eyes of the people in the portraits. To get to know them. And by getting to know them to pick-up and weave the fabric of humankind across your community.
P.S. Watch the music video “Dance Once More” at the end.
The Fabric of Humankind
We stand and share ourselves in solidarity with the millions of human beings around the world questioning and speaking up about the vaccine mandates.
real estate broker
“I’m passionate about the outdoors and spending time with my children.”
retired legal secretary
“I’m passionate about dancing, singing and cat sitting. I also love doing intuitive foot reflexology.”
Arlo dreams of becoming a commercial airline pilot and/or pursuing a career as a musician.
“I play the trumpet and I like to wrestle.”
“I’m passionate about reading sci-fi, raising my kid, laughing.”
“What I’m passionate about is people and community.”
“I love connecting and spending time with people, family and being out in Nature.”
professional dancer & teacher
“To express how we feel as humans is one of our most sacred rites. To uphold, to stand for, to speak for at this time is why I’m here."
“I love working with my hands, woodworking, and I love listening to music.”
“My passion lately is medical freedom. Activism, good food, health and my kiddo.”
artist & healer
“I’m passionate about foraging and the power of mushrooms.”
small business owner
“I love alchemy. I’m passionate about community building and crystals.”
“I like hiking, nature, meditation, astrology.”
dog walker, pet caretaker
“I love dancing, playing the cello and I like making my own art.”
healing arts practitioner
“I’m passionate about music, hiking, surfing and raising children.”
various creative ventures
“Now my favorite thing is to be in the forest foraging for herbs and go barefoot.”
“I’m passionate about creating beauty and harmony in the world.”
“I like hanging out with my friends, reading a good book and eating good food.”
I didn’t get a chance to ask Angela what she is passionate about. I suspect she loves being a grandma.
VP of client relations
“I have a lot of passions in life. From health, to fitness, rock climbing and making art.”
construction project manager
“I practice aikido and lucid dreaming. I love snowboarding and have been studying with shamans for 25 years.”
intuitive wellness coach
“I have so many passions. My focus right now is self-love, sexuality and death.”
cloud computing and AI systems
“I’m now shifting into social purpose work. Bringing people together around different professions, to form guilds and bring about this renaissance we’re all a part of.”
“I love connecting to people. I enjoy one on one conversations because I can understand myself through listening to what they have to say.”
intuitive holistic wellness practitioner
“My passions are bringing more love into this world in any way possible. And healing our bodies, our minds and our souls.”
Watch The Music Video
The human face has always been my inspiration, guide, and grace. It teaches me more about the mystery of humankind than any book can.
Enjoy here and/or share from:
“Dance Once More” vocals & drums by Ellie McCall
guitar, bass & cavaquinho by Peter Avelar
produced & directed by Bogdan Darev
Filmed at the Heart Center for Awakening in Seattle. Our deepest gratitude to Owen and everyone else who participated in the making of this video.
So beautifully done, Bogdan. I adore the simplicity and power in each profile. I read every one!