1 month ago
It's strange that the first photograph I put here is from 2011. In fact it was an important moment, while I started to photograph, during a WS with Mário Cruz. I think that the beginning of each year should be a reflection on us as people, and on what we are doing. This photograph doesn't make me disapointed and reminds me of what made me start photographing, people.
Nothing more simple and complex, obvious or profound than a portrait.
A portrait says a lot about the person being photographed and the photographer. The choice of the person, the place, the position, the moment, the light, are reflexes of the photographer.
Portraiture is difficult. Interacting closely with someone, especially if that person is someone
you don't know, can be a nerve-wracking and confrontational experience, on both sides of the lens. You have to be a quick reader of people, and be able to pick up on small details that individuate the subject: the way they gesticulate, and so on.It's all about chemistry, whether it be good or bad. Interesting things can come out of both kinds.
This it's just, i think to remind me, to try, do more of this.