But the ones I choose have alluring and intriguing eyes, good cheek bones and dark hair. The eyes give the viewer something quintessentially human to look at. The cheek bones check the subconscious, internal mental box that says, "ideal beauty" and the dark hair is easier to photograph against different background and adds a nice, automatic contrast for the flesh tones of the face.
The reason "the studio" persists lies in its nature as a private place where the shared experience of portraiture can be practiced in a comfortable and controllable space.
I love to take photographs of people. I'm not choosy about styles or environments. I like the studio because I can control the lights but I like the spontaneous nature of the street. All I really need is the right person to shoot. Then I can make both of us look pretty good.