Exploring portraiture. Though not my primary forte, I’ll always shoot a portrait where the client photographs authentically — in their own environment, doing something they love doing. The photograph organically makes itself and the results are fab. Here’s three lovely women who willingly played along on early exploration…
Meet Ginni. She’s a naturally photogenic artistic illustrator who welcomed me into her home studio for some portrait playtime. “I’ve been drawing all my life, I get lost in it; it gives me such peace and joy,” she says. Using the southern exposure of the early afternoon light from the studio window along with the single lamp on her desk, Ginni’s contagious, enthusiastic energy, and passion for her art comes through loud and clear — unfiltered, unedited. Thanks, Ginni. Which is your favorite?
This is Lillian. She’s been painting a little over a year and was preparing for a few upcoming shows when she generously welcomed me to crash her studio time at the local art center as she finished her latest work, “I’m currently working with acrylics, though pastels are my favorite.” Lighting was predominately overhead fluorescents with a tinted north exposure window wall. Lillian’s her ability to concentrate while I invaded her space up close and personal was impressive. It’s evident she’s enjoying every minute of her new love.
And Lorraine. Studio companion with Lillian, we just met. The coloring of her shirt and earrings were complimenting the color palate of her painting so well I couldn’t stop looking at her. Then she said yes to a few shots too. Her generosity and warm spirit shine here. Thank you, Lorraine.