13 Award Winning Photographers on Framing a Slice of Life
“I have given the viewer an intimate look into the personality of the young woman. It is almost as if she is baring her soul for all to see.”
When you set out to make a portrait of an individual, you are responsible for how to portray her. Even if the person is shy, it is up to the photographer to bring out her innermost qualities. This is exactly what I set out to do with Stella Maria, the young girl in the photograph. I did this by leaving the photograph in its rawest and most natural form.
Keeping the eyes sharp and in focus is the primary rule of portraiture. However, a lot of people forget about this when they make portraits. They don’t realise that it is the eyes that actually draw the viewer’s attention into the photograph, and that everything else in the picture is secondary.