Each of us takes pictures of ourself regularly, whether they be selfies or posed shots, alone or with our friends, perhaps during an especially fun night out. But selfies are not fine art portraits. That’s where I come in.
A proper fine art portrait is a photograph for the ages, something that captures you for generations to come. Yes, that may sound pretentious, but consider: A fine art portrait can be something profound, something far deeper and more lasting than a mere snapshot. Something for the wall, not just the refrigerator.
Think of the portraits that you, or perhaps your parents, have hanging on their walls: Chances are, they are not blown up snapshots, but something that was staged, properly-lit, and framed with care. Such portraits mean take ourselves –and our descendants – seriously enough to create something that will not only make us look good, but will last beyond us.