Friday, July 30, 2010

A Man in Motion

This a friend of mine Brian, a cycling enthusiast, marketing whiz and latest portrait of the human catagory. I've said it before, but one of my main goals is to do work that has the same look and feel, no matter what is in front of my lens and in my thoughts.

Whether its a person, place or a thing, I work really hard to make the image feel historical.  Gone are things that appear outwardly modern of that give an indication of anything recent. On the other end, I try to avoid elements of antiquity  to give the viewer's imagination room to create their own sense of when a particular piece was conceived.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The great indoors: Henry the 2nd



This is Henry. I am referring to him as the 2nd because we have Henry the cat in a previous post.

I am continuing my indoor series here and it is one of my most distilled down portraits to date. About the only prop that I have here is the banister. Their is nothing else to distract the eye and more than ever, the subject and quality of light are so vital and they must be strong. It also helped that Henry was so malleable and statuesque. This was done at the owner's home and the portrait might hang on the same wall used as the background. I'll post a picture if it does.

Next up: people,  a couple of dogs and a trip to Longwood Gardens.

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