I have loved photography since I first permanently borrowed my Dad’s old Minolta SRT2oo SLR to take photography classes in College. In the past five years photography has become a passion. I have studied hard to improve my images, discover light and to understand people and what motivates them to preform well in front of the camera. To mark the anniversary of these 5 “best” years I am sharing with you my five favourite portraits.
1. THE FERAL BABY: This photo captures the feisty, wild spirit of my daughter. I love photos with kids not to be just about the smile, kids get tired of holding a toothy grin pretty quickly, so I like to see them let loose and just be. The rich, ferny, green framing her pale skin, makes this a stand out for me and that glare – its so her.
4. GEN AND THE MISCELLANEOUS BLACK FABRIC: My dear, friend Gen, is a great model for me, she has these magnificent cheekbones and perfect alabaster skin. We were shooting in the doorway of my parents old barn, when Gen pulled out this fabric and suggested we try it out. Gen held it out about 10 inches away from her face and it is perfect how the DOF is soft on the fabric, but crisp on her lovely face.
Alright, so I said 5 favourite portraits, but this one is for good luck! Number 6, to represent where my future in photography takes me…
6 – LUCKY BONUS FAVOURITE. OLD CUBAN LADY WHO LET ME TAKE HER PICTURE FOR 5 PESOS: What can I say about this photograph? I think it speaks for itself. I kind of wish she was my crazy Aunt.