I took a “Portrait with cigar” of man whose I met today in central London. That guy is very interesting person. We’ve exchanged a few words about his cigar and his style. Because I don’t smoke I never felt what is the feeling of smoking, so I’m not able to say anything about cigars but I proposed to take a few pictures of him. He’s busy man so we have only 30 seconds to take these pictures.
Smoking man has an interesting style
Worn torn jeans, lousy long sweater and big cigar in his hand makes him very colourful person. Fortunately he’s keen to pose which isn’t very often these days, but fortunately the town is very large and it’s always possible to find someone to photograph.
As he’s very busy and must go home, so only pictures left. I hope you like it and if so, please return here more often for new interesting photographs.
What I like is
to speak to people whose I don’t know. I’m not shy person but it’s always difficult to come over to an unknown person and start conversation, especially asking him or her to start to pose for you. That’s most complicated thing in photography. To me it is even more complicated than light or composition which ultimately you can learn. In conversation with someone you don’t know, you have to be very truthful and make good relation. Remember, that person most likely will never meet you again and in fact, does not know what you’ll do with taken photographs so you must be honest and always say truth.
If you have a feeling you can pose…
and you would like me to take portrait of you, then drop me an email or contact me over Facebook with your contact details. I’ll contact you and maybe we’ll be able to make a good set of portraits. Portraits in style similar to the “Portrait with cigar” can be very interesting. If you play music, preparing for your doctorate and you’re surrounded by tons of books or have other hobby, that’s perfect – we can try to capture it together.
Yesterday while sitting in one of Soho’s pubs I met Alexa O’Brien – her tattoos and rings on fingers intrigued me. She worn great silver rings on both hands and those both elements were totally worth of taking picture! We have spoken a while and she agreed me to take some portraits.
She really has natural skills to pose as a professional model. I tried to show her tattoos and rings. I like this kind of rings, which combined with the tattooed hands made a great composition. Tattoo designs used here are great composed along with the silver rings.
Alexa’s face is very interesting and I think, smoking made her look a bit more serious, in a good meaning of that word. I like her sight which comes somewhere far away from place we were… Light is very good and softly illuminate the whole face.
I think we did a good job. Below picture ensures me I am right. I like to work like yesterday, as this gives great results. We haven’t planned in advance and all pictures were very spontaneous. I hope Alexa thinks exactly the same.
I like this picture as this is something like summary of this 20 minutes of work.
taken this morning shows how pretty she is 🙂 Apart of her beauty she has something more which every man want to see and feel :). To take such nice girlfriend portrait there’s needed to have a good light only. Try to sit close to the window which gives very delicate light.
Light is a source of all good pictures regardless whether those are taken using digital or analog camera. Do not try to use best camera as this is not needed. Most important is a relation between you and your “subject”.
Morning coffee thus, can be then something more than just coffee tasting, but also I could enjoy of her company.
Ooooh! Let’s got back to the “serious” photography… 😉
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