Portrait Photography

Planning of a Project: Large Format Portraits in the Wild – By Gunnar Misund

The idea lay dormant for some years, and emerged again early this year, when daily life slowly became normal again after the pandemic. For various reasons, I got more time to do what I like the most, make pictures, preferably on film, and interact with like-minded people. I discussed the idea with friends, online and in real life, photographers and others, and pieces were starting to fall in place. One thing came abundantly clear to me: Such a project calls for serious preparations. Tools, techniques, and workflows need to be reviewed, and my rusty skills need to be honed.

In the next sections I will tell you a few things about the planning process, which I hope will be helpful and interesting for others in the same situation, or better, all of you.

New Individualism – the Evolution of a Photo Project – By Pablo Garcia

Individualism was a photographic project that I started in Summer 2020 A.K.A. Covid year zero. It was a project that came to me by watching the pictures I shot rather than a preconceived idea, then I pulled the thread to see what it could become.  Here are the first images I shot and an article …

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The Mother and The Photographer – By Ailbíona McLochlainn

Having a child later in life has its benefits.

By the time I met my daughter at the age of 40, I had transformed into a mellow and patient adult, liberated from the angsty inner struggles that defined my earlier decades. I had managed to explore life’s possibilities, to experience romance, to establish myself in a fulfilling career, and – perhaps most importantly – to develop a stable sense of identity.

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Self-Portrait in Hotels – by Michiko Ohashi

I was born and raised in Tokyo, which is where I still live – in the downtown area, full of old tenements and traditional coffee shops.

I graduated from junior college specialising in photography, but I didn’t take up a career in photography. At the time, I only took pictures of my cat, and recreational photos when hanging out with my friends. About four years ago, inspired by my husband’s hobby of film photography, I started to take photographs on film again.

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