What is a portrait?
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
Why do we stop taking annual portraits after we leave school? We keep changing, we should capture and memorialize the change. Cameras are everywhere and now, more than ever, a great photo of yourself is useful but we use selfies with bad lighting. I think we need to bring back the annual portrait.
With this project, I intended to photography 25 subjects using basic but dramatic lighting setups. If you would like to be part of the portrait project, please request a free session using the form below the gallery.
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