A beautiful portrait can really be interpreted a few different ways. I guess it kind of depends on who is looking at it and what it inspire us to feel. I know that as photographers, we try our best to convey not just good exposure or great composition but also make the viewer feel what the subject was feeling or inspire in you some deep human emotion.
To be honest, sometimes it is simple to do. This might have to be due to the fact that some people are more comfortable in front of the camera while others shy away from it. It is in that connection to my subject that I find the most interesting and moving portraits.
“It is in my connection to the person that I find a shadow of human emotion”
But to accomplish this it takes years of practice and interactions with people. I wish it would happen automatically but more often than not, the artist (in this case the photographer) has to inspire it. Here is a recent session with a beautiful soulful young woman. She is beautiful inside and out and I am so happy it’s reflected in her portraits. Some of my favorites:
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