London Portrait Photography can sometimes be a little staged or even a little familiar. In that people seem to be replicating portrait styles. Ok I understand everything has been done before. That’s to be expected I guess.
However, the difference is that each time I capture a portrait I like to extract a little something special from each person. Something in my photography shows ‘a little bit of them’. A little insight into the character of the person. Whether it’s their ambitions, intrests, or just something they are passionate about.
This London Portrait Photographic session took place over 2 days. Located at London Bridge, right next to the River Thames. Nestled within a community of businesses. Creating a hub of exciting electricity. Somewhere that people can let themselves get into their work. Add a little something different. Which is why it was really important to capture their personalities and get that spark to show what they are all about.
Black and white photography is a real love of mine. Monochromatic imagery, to me, shows character. If captured correctly it really gives the viewer more infomation than a paragraph of blurb.
My brief was loose. Loose enough for me to have a chat with each sitter. To find out a little smidgen about them. A dash into their personalities. That gave me something to work with. Something to help the sitter relax and feel at ease in front of the camera.
Each of these images will portray comfort, enough to see into their personalities. What they like to do outside of work. Whether they are a massive tea lover, a kick boxer, or a golf fanatic. Yes these are professional creatives. That’s basically a license to go crazy to me. My kind of photoshoot.
Portrait Photography is a genre that I try to excel in, I really enjoy connecting with people, new people… strangers? A chance to push my limits, get a bit cheeky and dig into their souls.
There were many influencers in this shoot, however the main influencer was Platon. His work really inspires me and the way he gets the sitter to come across is quite unique. The perspective isn’t massively flattering, which I quite like. But obviously not to everyone’s taste. Here’s a link to his site: Platon
Next time you look at getting your LinkedIn profile updated. Your website about me image transformed or your Social Media image refreshed, think about getting something more creative. Something different and stand out from the croud.