The PROJECT is all about honouring the amazing and talented people of Peterborough county by capturing a portrait of each of them in their respective work spaces, homes or studios.
I strive to create images that speak to me and to the viewers as being representative and true to how I perceive these people. That's a wordy way of saying that very minimal staging occurs.
The lighting in each portrait is purposely kept minimalistic. In some cases there is only daylight. In others there may be one or two small flash units to pick out important parts of the scene. Additionally each image is very true to the scene as I saw it, with a minimal amount of adjustments in post-processing. Just as I would do in a traditional darkroom with film and paper, adjustments are made in order to create the atmosphere desired. Different tools, same treatment.
This project is primarily about the subjects in each image. It is also about my desire to create images that illustrate my passion for compelling portraits as would have been commissioned of skilled painters from centuries past. My main influence would have to be Johannes (Jan) Vermeer and other Dutch portraitists of similar ilk. I encourage you, the art lover to seek out works that appeal to you and take a good look at how the artist used light and shadow to interperet the world around them. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the project.
Be sure to stop by my other portrait project: The Music Makers Portrait Project