Thursday, March 10, 2011

Portrait Project

My long-planned portait project is finally underway. Without any social media clichés, I'm simply going to be photographing interesting people over the next few months. There's a general theme and direction I'm planning on, but we'll see how things develop (pun intended).

I'm going to give myself creative freedom, so there will be color photograghy as well as black and white.

If I happen to take your photo, please stop by on Fridays and Tuesdays to see if you made it on the blog. It takes time to finish a roll of film so please bear with me. This is all self-funded but well-wishing will be gladly accepted.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment below!


  1. You are developing a love for nature and it is good. But to grow as a photographer you need to expand your horizons. Look for things that maybe to you does not mean anything but to your audience will trigger a sense of WOW Factor. And that is what is going to make you even better. Keep growing into your craft. But do not get stock in one theme. Just a suggestion. You are the artist.

  2. You're right, there's more to photography than just nature photos and I definitely look forward to growing through my portrait project. There's just something about nature that inspires me.

    I appreciate the suggestions; thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Jean-Pierre, saw your work on flickr and thought I'd stop by. I have to disagree with the anonymous comment above about looking for things that you don't care about. I think you have to shoot for yourself first. Art is not about eliciting a response from others. That is just one way to measure your progress but you have to do what inspires you, what is inside of you. Find your own voice. There are people who make their entire careers in just one theme or style. Getting out of your comfort zone, pushing yourself and trying new things is one thing. That can serve to inspire you further, but when you start doing things just for the wow factor, you cease to be an artist. That's just my opinion and maybe that's what the other commenter meant. Keep up the good work! Cheers

  4. Hey Andy,

    I definitely feel the same way. All I can do is try my best for myself. Being proud of my own photography is my top priority. I'm a relative infant when it comes to photography, though, so experimenting has been my way toward finding my style. Hopefully that voice will continue to develop.

    I'm glad you like my work and will see where this photographic journey takes me.