"Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is the one they would like to show to the world... Every so often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe" Irving Penn
Our Personality and our face gives us our identity, some say this is our soul.
If it is true that then we might understand why the face is often called the window to our soul. My idea of a portrait is that it should try to capture something of the persons true identity. It should try to show:
"What makes a person?" "What kinds of things are we as persons?" "What defines us as humans?"
The question is: is there only one identity? if so: is it consistent through our life time or does it changes with us during our lifetime. I do think our personality does change during our life, some peoples identity do have so many facettes that they appear to have more than one maybe :)
But if that is true that identity changes: How can one portrait, which freezes one slice of time forever portrait our identity?
I show you here my idea how.. to capture true moments even if the models were staged .. those moments where I think I have seen some truth of the real person.
I love how much we can express with gestures, expressions and poses. We can be a message instead of only sending one
We are so much more than words can describe but while we did not understood us - fully - we still strive to seek if there are others like we...
Above us there are only stars.. the real stars are here among us.