Favorite images of week 05 (January 31, 2016 to February 06, 2016). Optional theme: History
About Chathura Jayasinghe
I was born and raised in Sri Lanka, a tiny and extremely beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. Proudly, my home town of Kandy is a UNESCO named world heritage site. Today, I am a portrait photographer in Metro Detroit where I live with my lovely wife, Udari.
I fell in love with photography in primary school and relentlessly took images of my friends and family. I love to photograph people and capture the essence of their souls in my pictures - I study their feelings, gestures, and moods. Every human being is unique. One of my favorite photographers, Joel Grimes once said, “You're unique. One of a kind. There's no one on the planet just like you.”
My current project, the 52 Week Photo Challenge started as a personal motivation to photograph 52 people in 52 weeks. To extend this challenge to others I created a Facebook group that now has more than 1,400 followers from all around the world.
I am currently for hire as a photographer’s assistant and for freelance commercial and editorial work.