Snapshots

It is a base quality of a person to be interested in their fellow people. I, as a artist who is drawn to figuration and portraiture have always wanted to capture a person in their most essential state. I would walk down streets and pass people, wishing that I could have captured them in that exact moment of earnest and openness. However, as any artist will tell you, the moment you make a person aware that they are the subject the begin to posture themselves and it becomes an image of how they want to be seen, and not who they are. The only way I saw to combat this was to take my camera around with me everywhere I went shooting it from the hip without ever raising it or seeming to take a picture. This meant I was guessing at composition and exposure, but the result was a collection of very personal and natural looking portraits.


Fijifilm positive slide film, 2012, Paris, France