There is something really rewarding about taking someone’s photo and trying to capture them in that one moment. It’s something I discovered and fell in love with while shooting my 25 portrait series back in 2012/2013. A simple portrait can have so much power in it, the person looking straight down lens at the viewer like a gateway to their soul, giving you a glimpse about who they are.
Since completing that series, I’ve been motivated to shoot more portraits but not nearly as much as I would like to. I do love photographing urban and natural landscapes but portraits gives me the most satisfaction. So in light of that I wanted to share a number of portrait I have shot over the past three years. A mixture of black and white and colour photos only using natural light.
1 - 4: Christian Carney - Surry Hills and Bronte, NSW 5: Anthony Christie - Coogee, NSW
6 - 9: Rach Steele and Forte - Redfern, NSW 10 - 12: Joel Birch (The Amity Affliction) and Dondi - Susnhine Beach, QLD
13 & 14: Erica Russell - West Hollwyood, CA 15: Lindsey Lafferty - Outer Banks, NC 16: Becca Wong - English Bay, BC
17: Anthony Christie - Monument Valley, UT 18: Ross Naumov - Melbourne, VIC 19: Pat Barrett - Frenchs Forest, NSW
20: Genna Welsh - Frenchs Forest, NSW 21: Lynden Foss - Bondi Beach, NSW 22: Angus Nicholls - Bronte, NSW
23: Mitch Sharrock - Noosa, QLD 24: Richie Christie - Noosa, QLD 25: Chiomi Christie - Bondi Beach, NSW
26: Justin Bonsey (Reponsible Runners) - Bondi Beach, NSW
Shot on a Mamiya 7, 80mm f4.0 lens and Kodak film. Developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab in California.