4.13.2012

The gaze.


What you might be looking for in every meaningful portrait is the appearance of a connection with your subject.  Are they comfortable enough with you to stare into your camera? Can they be strong and calm?

Amy.  Hasselblad Camera. 150mm lens.  Kodak T-Max 400 CN film. Big light.






8 comments:

Avram said...

Hi - Maybe it's the monitor but the blown-out highlights on her cheeks are overpowering her meaningful gaze - at least for me.

I really enjoy the blog btw.

kirk tuck said...

Avram, thanks for the feedback but I think your monitor is set up too hot. There's detail in the highlights. The very highest reading I get in the highlights is around 235.

andrew said...

Dear KT.

Welcome back, I so enjoy your posts, verbose as they tend to be.

Try not to take yourself so seriously. You and your cameras are soon enough dust.

Here is a recent moment, lucky me to have camera in pocket:

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t294/andrewkirk/Papooseweb.jpg

AK

kirk tuck said...

Andrew, Thanks, and, I hope you were able to get back out....

Daniel Zaleski said...

I have the same feeling as Avram. And was related to some of your latest portraits. Anyway the portraits are just stunning.

Frank Grygier said...

This portrait is timeless. A true work of art.

andrew said...

KT...I am still in there if only in my photo-brain. Thanks for the reply and thanks for the now shorter posts.

AK

wjl (Wolfgang Lonien) said...

Wow. To instantly fall in love with. Or drop dead gorgeous. Don't know what else to say...