Who said that the studio portrait photography has to be always conventional and beautiful?Nobody indeed. How to for example capture a hipster that is your own tutor a the the same time and is very strict but on a verge of bursting with laughter, bursting like a pink bubble. What I really like about photography is that you can do whatever you want and take inspiration from whatever you need to. this grotesque portrait and naughty wink came naturally as a rather great sense of humor than religious inspiration. There was a small problem with the halo though. we had to cut it as a perfect circle fro ma paper mache that’s been leftover form an exhibition and mount it to the beauty dish that’s been firing form the back of the subject. Maybe because we had Edward Sharpe’s Man on Fire on mind?
One of my favourite portraitist of all is Mary Ellen Mark an American portrait photographer. She photographed Hollywood actors mainly and often seen on movie sets taking still of main characters. But also she took “few” studio shots among them famous half-body studio portrait of Jeff Bridges when filming ” American heart”. I always wanted […]