Awesome coincidence? Or a convergence of some unknown force?
I do not know, but it is interesting nonetheless.
Last week Petapixel ran an article I had written titled “Prints. Remember Prints?”
Almost immediately afterwards they ran Lynne Cartia’s wonderful article on the importance of a printed photograph.
I think that is cool juxtaposition.
And I hope it makes people think a bit more about how important prints are to the lifeblood of photography.
Here are a few portraits that caught my eye last week. I hope you enjoy the picks.
Ryan McGehee delivered this exceptional portrait. Brave crop, lighting that engages and mystifies and an absolutely charming face.
Ryan McGehee’s portrait inspired by the work of Sarah Moon
Kine Meijer showed this unique portrait and knocked me out.
Kine Meijer was also inspired by Sarah Moon, but delivers her own amazing take.
Gabriella Wright’s dancer is captivating.
Gabriella Wright added movement and mystery to her portrait of a young girl.
Hiram Chee created this stunning fashion shot.
Hiram Chee, based in Santa Cruz, shot this beautiful fashion portrait.
Rob Davidson chose a 4×5 Speed Graphic and Ektar Film for this moody portrait.
Rob Davidson and a 4×5 Graphlex / Ektar Film
Jeff Carson captured a very strange and engaging portrait of a young woman and a mask.
Jeff Carson and a masked subject create a mystical and intriguing portrait.
I will share the entire class portfolio later this week… it is incredible.
I just love this image.
I don’t really know why.
Photograph by Ted (Nahum) Baron.
My friend and mentor, Selina Maitreya is sharing a lot of great stuff on video. There is an upcoming course, but you can grab a lot of great info from these videos. Check them out here.
I have known Selina for many years. I have all of her books, and have trained with her. I consider her a mentor, coach and friend.
Selina has joined us here on Lighting Essentials many times, and each time is a delightful experience for me.
Selina was perhaps the first commercial photography rep in Boston (or perhaps anywhere) and she represented some of the biggest names in the business. Today she is working with photographers to help get them motivated, moving and most importantly… out of their own way.
I have known many photographers who have gone through here one on one’s and her portfolio rebuilding exercises, and all have benefitted greatly from the experience.
Now you have the opportunity to experience Selina’s approach to becoming all you can be for absolutely free.
Take some time to listen to these videos and open your mind to the possibilities that are all around you.
I am really enjoying these videos… I hope you do as well.
Register for the free video course here.