Thursday, February 3, 2011
I would love to see portraits, seniors especially, move in the direction of something more like fashion photography, with a focus on what is important to that person at that moment in their life.
Lived on the beach?
Was going off to college at USC?
Was a diving instructor?
Her favorite movie was little mermaid?
Has blue eyes like her mother, and her mother, and her mother?
Dreams of hitting the slopes every weekend?
Is called the "ice princess"?
Has had purple hair since 7th grade?
Just got a new tattoo?
Has a costume party every halloween?
Danced hip hop most of her life?
Was a club kid?
Never wore makeup before?
Was embarassed by the gap in her front teeth?
Thinks she should have been born in 1942?
Thinks that pin up girls are not beautiful unless they have a booty?
Has a love in her life that has a pin up girl on his shoulder?
Goes to the beach every single weekend?
Is going to be an art major?
Looks just like her Great Aunt Mary?
Drinks grape juice twice a day?
Dreams of winter?
Favorite place in the world is the zoo?
Marches in Mardi Gras every year?
Is unbearably shy?
Were an artist?
Doesn't feel right unless she's wearing red?
Wishes she could paint?
Never felt beautiful?
Was moving to Vegas to be a show girl?
Was a mime on weekends?
Is a theatrical major?
Always wears pink?
I hope you see where I'm going with this. I would like to think that a senior portrait could be a little deeper than just sitting next to their basketball because they played starter for 3 years. Oh, those are there, they are done, but they don't really delve deeply in to their personality. That's what I'd like to see happen with portraits. Make the more personal than just a basketball.
I have a feeling I might be asking too much. On the other hand, I have a feeling my hardest sell, will ALWAYS be mom. And her rattan chair from mom's 1983 senior pics.
Well, a girl can dream right?