I’ve always enjoyed shooting portraits of all kinds of people (some of you may even remember when I shot 100 of them in one night). The face is full of so much information, emotion and insight into a person it’s no wonder that some version of the portrait appears in almost every form of art. For me, taking someone’s portrait has always been about seeing someone in a different way, catching a glimpse of them in a way others can’t, getting them to relax and open up to the camera and ultimately freezing a fraction of a second of that persons life onto a tangible medium – in this case, film.
Now, whether you buy into that mumbo jumbo or not is up to you, but either way Week 13 is a series of portraits with people I know. All of the fine folks below are a (semi) random selection of people that I work with on a daily basis and see around the office quite often. These particular portraits were taken with a roll of Kodak Portra 400 NC using available window light, a reflector and a Mamiya 645 w/ Sekor 80mm f/2.8. Enjoy.