During 2017 I aim to take one hundred portraits of people who live in Essex with the aim of capturing the diversity of the County.
The portraits will be shown on this site, and will contain the following information.
First Name, Age, Town and Occupation.
I'll try and take 3-5 shots a week to give me enough to choose from come the year's end.
I finally got round to reading / looking through this large beast of a book. I'd liked Schoeller's "close up" portraits for a while, and had admired how he really tries to encapsulate a person's personality in a portrait - whether close up, or environmental. It's such an amazing inspirational book to view. Sure, he's a master of the technicalities of the what he's doing but obvious joy and interest in really nailing the concept he has in his head. It's a book I know i'll go back to a lot.
I like to take portraits (click on the images below to work through a few i've taken) but I can never seem to get the lighting right to my satisfaction.
Last night I was watching the first in a series of videos by the excellent Phearn on putting together a cheap three light set up.
I'm going to give it a go and report back on how it pans out.