1. Erica, 2012

     

  2. Virginia, Paris, 2012

     

  3. A year has passed but this is still one of my favorite “street portraits”

     

  4. It’s important to have a camera ready when a friend stops by to visit

     

  5. Erica

     


  6. Some people are much harder to portray than others. All those whose livelihood depends on projecting a certain image are almost impossible to portray well. They simply aren’t willing to give anything other than that which they want to give, and no good art is possible here. I’m tempted to think that we are all moving a bit into that direction, given we are so used to switching on our photo faces in the presence of a camera (just look at photograph in Facebook albums, and you know what I mean).

    It would thus seem that for a good portrait you need a photographer who knows how to take, but you also need a subject who knows how to give. Maybe the art of the skilled portrait photographer lies just there: To find those very people who will be able to give just the right amount. Asking just the right people for the photographic dance or - if you prefer your metaphors a bit juicier - for the photographic coupling.

     

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  8. The best title I can come up with is “portrait of an unknown girl met on the street”.

     

  9. a message on Flickr.

    This is a commissioned photo that I did for a woman that wanted to send a message to a person.

    I’m sure the message was received loud and clear.

     

  10. She’s Sigourney and she makes beautiful accessories and jewels with feathers. Check her Etsy shop

     

  11. There are many photographers whose work I like but if we drill down in portrait and fashion photography the likeness mutates to love when the name Paolo Roversi pops up from the crowd.

    When I see one of his pictures I can immediately tell “that’s a Roversi’s”. To me this kind on recognizability is the essence of having a style. His is so powerful that it’s like a signature mark of an oil painter in the corner of the masterpiece.

    His “soft focused-desaturated-polaroided” style is unmistakable but what moves me is that in the thousands of pictures I see every day due to the digital era over exposure I always, always, stop to admire one of his photographs even if I don’t like the one in question.

    To me that is grandeur.

    You can check out his personal website and also take a glimpse in how he works but most importantly what is important to him in his creativity process.

    There is also a tumblr completely dedicated to his work.

     

  12. untitled on Flickr.