Photograph by Walter Schels (What a photo! Love it!!)
unused, bought in 2011
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From his website:
Walter Schels was born in Landshut, Germany in 1936. He worked as a window decorator in Barcelona, Canada and Geneva. In 1966 he went to New York to become a photographer.
In 1970 he returned to Germany and worked in advertising and for various magazines. Walter Schels became well-known for his portraits of artists, politicians, philosophers, celebrities - and animals as well.
He had a milestone experience back in 1975, when he was asked to document a birth for "Eltern" (Parents) magazine.
"That's when I saw the face of a newborn child for the first time. But it wasn't a faceless being; it had an aged, knowing face with a past."
Since that time, Schels had focused on faces and on observing the human existence in extreme conditions.