The Portrait Experience


"I love faces; or perhaps more accurately, I love the way people inhabit their faces. Some say a good portrait captures the essence of a person, as though a person only has one side to them. And yet, a photograph is a single instant in a continual movement through time. Our faces rarely stay still for more than a few moments, so no one position can accurately embody all the others. It would rather be like hitting a single note and somehow thinking it represented an entire opera. What I love about portrait photography is it’s like having a dressing up box, only with facial expressions rather than costumes. It's a place to explore your moods, your personalities and your fantasies."