Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Silent Portraits - Will

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I recently put out a request to the world for some people who wouldn't mind me trying out a new idea on them. 7 agreed, we shot on Saturday.

The thoughts behind it all...
When shooting portraits I normally talk a lot, and I encourage others to talk too. This generally gets people to relax. However, sometimes I find the best way to get a good expression or feeling from someone is to stop that chat, and just wait. They start off not quite knowing what to do, they look shy, smile, laugh, pull an amazing awkward face, or give you the best silent look. So many interesting things occur when I stop talking.

This got me thinking: what if I didn't talk at all during a photoshoot. From the moment my subject enters the room to the moment they leave I wont say anything - I'll just stay quiet and see what happens.

Will was the first person into the room...

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