Face to Face
This series of location portrait photographs I call ‘Face to Face’. Taken quickly when the moment makes sense, this candid style of photography requires a combination of serendipity, craft, and intuition, which is triggered by an inner signal of photographic maturity and life experience.
Some are a bit more formal in appearance while others are photographs of strangers on the street. My contribution to the process is to be the trained observer, and to work very quickly to capture the physical side of the subject as well as the emotional side by using whatever lighting is available. How does the subject move in different clothes and what gestures or body language are being used for expression? How can I use the light and shadow to help tell the story?
These are observations of daily life, moments, and spaces converted to black and white to add simplicity to the statements. I try to celebrate the individuality of each subject, expressing their humanity, unique personality, or physiological characteristics.
There are also many candids in the files on Cuba in Black and White/Cuba or Locations/Cuba that can be found in the drop downs from the main menu.
To order any of these images, please contact me directly at 908-790-8820 to discuss size, framing options and price.
Cape May Convent
Grouchy Old Man
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