Environmental PortraitsUse the environment to explain the reason for the person in the photograph.
"Artists on Location”An environmental portrait project focused on localartists and creatives. This collaborative effortintroduces artists in their own work or homeenvironment to portray them in a specially honest andnatural way. Master Woodworker
Introduce subject (the person) in their own work or homeenvironment to portray them in a specially honest andnatural way.
In their natural surroundings, you will be able to better illuminatetheir CHARACTER, and therefore portray the ESSENCE OFTHEIR PERSONALITY, rather than merely a likeness of theirphysical features. Photo by Gary Joseph Cohen
In their natural surroundings, the subject will bemore at ease, and so be more conducive toexpressing themselves, as opposed to in a studio,which can be a rather intimidating and artificialexperience
“Examining the conversation between person and place.” -Gary Cohen
Classic & Eye Contact with the viewer.Ezra Stoller, New Lebanon, New York, 2003American architectural photographer
Now, who will you photograph? Think of someone that maybe you admire and would like to capture them in their working environment. Friend, Teacher, Coach, Relative, Family Friend? Maybe someone you have never talked to? Step outside your comfort zone.For Monday:1. Brainstorm 5 people you could feature2. How will you photograph them? Make a list of: -5 settings -5 actions or poses3. Find 5 examples of other environmental portraits that you like andwould like to try a similar style. -Save photos in a folder on your computer.