August 5, 2013

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It’s not the photographer that makes the picture, but the person being photographed. – Sebastiao Salgado

 

FOCUS:  Portrait

217 days into this Project 365 and I still find that photographing people is my favorite.  Whether I am meeting someone for the first time, or whether I have known them for years, seeing others through the eye of my camera is a magical and very intimate experience.  I look forward to each and every portrait session, in part because I don’t know what to expect.  Each person is unique and their individual style adds an element of the unknown to my time with them.  I’ve never used a formulaic approach in photographing people.  I let the sessions blossom on their own, and each is like a mini adventure.  The energy, anticipation and spontaneity of venturing into the unknown with someone else is truly addictive.