There is often something about studio photography, perhaps it because its ‘staged’ that I like to work ‘off the cuff’ as they say. Documentary style of portraiture photography compliments my own style of photography, often ‘in the moment’.
I think people, when you first encounter them, they try and put on a particular mask. I don’t want people to try and look a certain way. I want them to be complete natural and just themselves, without grinning, or smiling, or putting on some kind of silly expression […]
There’s this commonality of humanity, which comes through. Although they look different — they may be a nomad living in a tent — fundamentally they’re just the same as you or I. – McCurry
Portraiture documentary is arguably one of the most challenging branches of people photography. In many cases as a photographer you are not naturally part of the environment that you are photographing in and having an expensive camera in-front of your face makes you stand out of the crowd. Frequently time and the light are not on your side. I believe that is why when using this technique you are going to capture a truly magical moment.
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