People… Portrait Photography I guess!!
Portrait Photography for me is about capturing the real person & their personality.
I’m not really a studio posed portrait kinda guy, I prefer natural real people in real time portraiture. I am inspired by watching people in daily life, all no doubt with a story to tell. A photo can sometimes capture that story in a split second, if we just take time to look. Sit quietly somewhere with a coffee, look around & see people going about their day.
I really enjoy Street Photography & to try to capture a little insight into their personality in that one image. Quite often find myself wondering how a person came to be where they are in that moment I pressed the shutter.
Sometimes it’s obvious…. Hours of training in soldier’s boots, perfectly in time at Changing of The Guard. Years of practice behind the effortless grace of the guitarist’s fingers on the frets. A skilled man with ‘tools of the trade’ in hand. Other times the story is not so clear to see, hardship that brought a busker to a Las Vegas sidewalk……
Formal Portrait & Head Shots
A more formal or corporate ‘head shot’ portrait, is still about capturing the person & personality. A relaxed special photograph of the whole family created in your home or a favourite place. Collection of photos to go into an actor’s portfolio for auditions. Commercial portraiture such as staff headshots or the managing director sat at his desk to go onto the company website. All different styles of portrait but still able to capture personality.
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