Saturday, May 24, 2008
Exaggerated Environmental Portraiture
Ok folks, welcome to my new photo blog! I have been meaning to do this for a couple of months now and, finally, I am. Woohoo!
I have started on a new adventure and I would love some audience participation. Portraiture has always been the main focus of my photography but I am moving into a new arena and getting in touch with my more artistic side. Exaggerated environmental portraiture is the name of this game. Here are my rules. (These, of course, are never adhered to very strictly. I am fully planning for them to twist and bend as I develop my new strategies.)
I want to take portraits of people exactly how they are. Here's the catch. No one has just one side to them. All of us are complex, changing individuals. I want to take YOUR picture and show all of your different fascinating complexities.
I've been working on this slowly. I am putting up some pictures of the progression that took me to this point. I have lots more in my head that are waiting to come out and they keep evolving more and more. So basically, I need models. Of course I have a family and, as summer hits, not a lot of time. So to solve my problem I am holding a contest. If you would like to be involved leave me a comment with 5 things that make you you. What do you love? What occupies your everyday? etc....
If I have already taken your pictures I am just fine with doing it again, so don't hesitate. I will draw a name from the entries that I get and post the winner next week. Please tell anyone you know to check it out as well. Thanks!