portraits as unique as you
the art of portraiture
CAPTURING INDIVIDUALS IN A MOMENT IN TIME
There is always a trade off between how we imagine ourselves and how others see us. Depending on where the portrait is going to be used and who has commissioned it an individual photograph will capture a particular interpretation of the portrait subject. This can be influenced by the photographer through the framing, lighting and styling of an image much like the portrait painters of old. Ultimately the end result is a collaboration between photographer and sitter to create the final image.
Portraits have the power to provide subtle clues about the person that we the viewer often interpret on a subconscious level. This is particularly important if it's a headshot or profile photo where you would want certain characteristics displayed but might not be sure how to do so.
One example of this is to see the difference between looking at the camera or looking away from the camera. It is said the eyes are the window to the soul and I love the connection you can create with the viewer of the photo by creating the right connection with you during our portrait session.
Of course very often I take individual portraits as part of a family portrait session or sometimes as a series of individual headshots for a company website. We take portraits on location and in the studio. To discuss your own individual portrait photograph that tell's your story or any other portrait photography requirements please get in touch.
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Ian Boichat is the Creative Director at Origin Studios, The HAY BARN, GREAT MOONSHINE, BRAGMANS LANE, FLAUNDEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, HP3 0PL