22nd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Portraits - Adult
By Paige Parsons
In third-place winner "Baba," Paige Parsons has captured a moment that makes the viewer want to know, "What was she thinking?" Even though the eyes are not looking out at the viewer (or perhaps especially because they aren't), our attention is drawn to them and invite us to imagine all they have seen. The beautiful lighting and shallow depth of field allow us to focus without distraction on this face rich with history.
— Brigitte Carnochan