Color and environment consistently define my portrait work. Or so I thought.
A new client recently contacted me to shoot portraits of a corporate staff.
“We want them in black and white against a solid gray backdrop,” they wrote.
I raised an intrigued eyebrow and continued reading.
“We want to showcase the human element and drama of who the staff are,” they wrote. “And we can tell by your work that you have a great connection with people.”
As much as a try, it’s impossible to see my own work as an outside observer. I really value this feedback when I receive it from my clients. It helps me see my work in a new way and push my limits as a photographer.