Sunday, April 3, 2011

one bit of lesson

if you ever venture into a project like this, i would like to share one bit of lesson that i have learned to ensure a "yes," to your unsolicited request for a photo of a stranger... approach a pair of people (or a group.) i have found it to be true that usually one of the people will get sailed upstream by the other(s) to be the "right one" for the portrait, and then the other(s) goof-off to entertain the subject. the dynamic is perfect for smooth execution of a portrait of the day. this particular gentleman is one of two of the gatekeepers for the annual art sale fundraiser at a local private school, and he seemed to be quite pleased with his impromptu role in my production.... and that's all i've got to say about that. goodnight.

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