Part 1 is a Color Portrait study, where my classmate and I interviewed each other and created a photo based on our impression of each other. Part 2 is a selection of 3 self portraits, Part 3 is a selection of portraits of other people, Part 4 is a selection of portraits of people I don’t know (but asked to photograph). Finally Part 5 is a selection of works from a portrait photographer that inspires me.
Portraits can be fun to to take, but difficult at the same time. I find it’s a but awkward to just take a photo of a person, after all we all know what people look like. What really makes a portrait interesting is that the photographer has to put in some thought into the photo. I can’t just take portraits willy nilly, and expect to have good photos. I need to plan and at the very least consider how I can make it an interesting shot, like unusual subject matter/concept or angle. I personally don’t think I will continue to take traditional portraits, I definitely want to be a bit more abstract with my portraits, so something like the color portraits, or taking photos at interesting angles, or parts of people you don’t really think about.
I. Color Portrait
II. Self Portrait
III. Portraits of People
IV. Portrait of Strangers
V. Nicholas Nixon
These photos are taken by Nicholas Nixon.