January 2015 is well under way. It seems like a good time to look back at one of my favourite photography genres, portraits.
I love photographing people. A good portrait is usually the result of collaboration between photographer and subject. It may result from a few minutes of conversation. Or happen after hours spent together, chatting, planning and travelling.
I try to make authentic portraits. They happen when the person I'm photographing engages with me. A good portrait is a gift, 'given' to the photographer's lens. Those moments are awesome to experience.
I am extremely grateful to everyone in my 176 portraits collection for allowing me to photograph them.
Visit the full gallery to browse the portraits at your leisure here: http://goo.gl/HUhdem
If you would like a quick two and half minute overview then take a look at my YouTube video below.
What makes a good portrait for you?