John Altdorfer

John Altdorfer

Hi, I’m John. I call myself a Pittsburgher. I take photos.

People who know me will tell you that I’m not afraid to get in your face to make a point.

When I take photos of people, I do the same.

Sometimes, my camera won’t be more than a few inches from a person’s face and rarely more than a foot away. Because if you believe the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul, then I’m putting my nose against the glass for an even closer look.

So, yes, I’m literally in their faces.

Then again, at such a near distance, the viewer gets to notice something more. They can see confidence and vulnerability, openness and reserve, hope and uncertainty — and more —in their faces.

Each of the people in these photos willingly looked into my camera, so we can discover what’s “In Their Faces.”


The Pittsburgh Bull


Madame D



Street Kid