“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”— Paul Caponigro
About a month ago my jaw-droppingly beautiful friend, Leonie, agreed to let me take her photograph in studio. We ate chocolate buttons and laughed, a lot. We used to work together so we relived events while I photographed. Her Audrey Hepburn-esq beauty was so captivating and I do hope that I’ve been able to capture that.
I photograph in film and could live forever in the darkroom. But I’ve never really indulged in Portraiture. And so I remember waiting with bated breath for the next Wednesday when I’d be able to develop the film. I find the most spectacular thing about photographing in film is the sheer suspense – how the film will turn out. That, and watching the photograph develop right in front of your eyes. It really is like magic. I think this quote really does sum it up.
“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”— Diane Arbus
These are just a few of the photographs from the two rolls of film I developed. (Unedited and a little dusty)