The ProfileSaturday, August 18, 2018
My love has always been the photographic portrait.
I like to look into my subject’s eyes. I am aware that what I see or think I see in my subject is that which my subject thinks or wishes me to see.
My technique for shooting portraits is to never tell my subject to relax. I never play background music and I tend to use uncomfortable benches. If anything this makes the person facing my camera have a straight back with no slouch.
Sometimes the best portrait is the first one or in many cases the last one.
I will never tire of shooting portraits.
The profile portrait can be striking but since I cannot look into my subject’s eyes the result, while elegant can be detached.
In the profile my subject can look straight ahead, look up, look down, close their eyes. They can smile or be serious.
I find this particular profile of Astrid to be just right.
|Unknown artist from Florentine School 1460-1470|