Monday, November 22, 2010

You've got to....Whippet!


Sorry DEVO fans, I had to say it.

Here we have Charlie who is standing in the classic stacked position showing a hint of his tail. Charlie's portrait was done in the Fairmount Park area of Philadelphia.

It was about an hour before sunset and the hillside was bathed in beautiful golden light. A perfect afternoon for a historical portrait. There was a dream like quality to the background and everything was coming together perfectly, but wait...

A very loud and jubilant family picnic was taking place not too far away. Families in the past had parties but few got down like this group. I was telling the owners despite the loudness and general carrying on, that no one would be able to tell by the steadfast and placid quality of this portrait.

Despite what goes on off camera, I always like to convey the feeling of calmness and tranquility. Sharing the back story that every portrait has gives you a sense of what we go through, and ultimately, makes them more endeared to us.

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