My mother recently asked if I could just send “normal” photographs of the girls which got me thinking, what is normal……I guess I take the definition of portrait literally……
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
With each commission whether it be a child, grown up, model, actor or family I try my best to approach each with an open heart and mind, allowing the sitter or sitters to dictate my approach.
Here are families from recent sessions……three families, three different sets of personalities, three different sets of pictures……normal is whatever you perceive it to be, having said all of this I’ll be an obedient son and send “normal pictures to mum, soon!