World Portrait Photography
A portrait should convey some important aspect(s) about a person that leaves you with the feeling that you know something about the individual beyond the image. I’ve had the great fortune to travel widely and photograph thousands of people. It’s so fulfilling to quickly engage someone, get them to relax, to connect with them and then to capture that moment.
One of my recipes for a successful portrait is to make eye contact with my subjects right at the beginning. I want them to know I’m serious about my work and that this is not going to be just a snapshot. I want them to feel that I’m genuinely interested in them. We’re all mirrors to each other. I think everyone wants to be acknowledged and witnessed as if to say, I, too, have a story.
People are one of my principal inspirations in photography. I’m fascinated by how we change from moment to moment and I love to capture those ephemeral expressions. The creative possibilities are endless with portraiture.