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A Look of Satisfaction

Lori’s been in studio a few times and she’s a lot of fun to work with.

The first time we shot together she was worried that she would not have a very wide variety of expressions to offer.

We managed to “find” some expressions and this one was one of my favorites.

Finding a client a way of tapping into the range of emotions within is more art than science.  Sometimes it’s straight forward, other times I find myself being devious or posing preposterous situations.

But — whatever works.

🙂

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Contemplating

I rarely wander over to the other side of the lens.

And while I’m doing MY thing on the working side of the camera I often wonder what’s going on in the head of my client or model.

Sarah’s contemplative expression here is only one variety of the common expressions.  Once in a while I’ll catch a special little smirk, or a glimmer of amusement.  I almost always get models and clients to laugh and have a good time in studio — photos don’t have to be difficult and making the process of creation easy for my clients is part of my job.

Having said that, I often tease regular models about being on their side of the lens.  Afterall — THEY are the ones wanting to have THEIR images made…. as for me, I’ll stay on my side and not worry about holding a pose or whether my shirt is wrinkled or whether I should have chosen a different color outfit for my pictures.

I love my job, but I love even more being on the little side of the camera.  The eye I look through is less intrusive than the eye that stares down my subjects.

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Old Diary

Where do you go to buy a bowler?

Teen love / Teen infatuation is wonderful. I scarcely find the same joy on a face as I do when I shoot high school kids who are going to a dance. It’s not the love of pre-marriage, it’s not the love of a mother for her child, it’s not mature, it’s not reasoned, it’s not rational, it’s not measured.

Who wears bowlers nowadays?

But where on earth does a kid nowadays go to buy a bowler — and who the heck WEARS one ….

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Serious Boys

Why is it that young boys always want to look so serious?

When I was young my mom used to say I was born an old man… (and then when I grew up she kept telling me to “grow up” — go figure)  But I can still remember those days of intensity,  when the world was just a big oversized hamburger waiting for me to take a bite out of it.

This young guy blew me away with his sober look — heck — he can do it better than some of those 20 something poseurs who like to use it to snag girls…. and he’s only 10….

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At Ease

I love it when clients can relax enough in studio to let their natural expression surface.

Meet Korrie.  She’s a dance teacher — well, that’s to say that she teaches choreography to all sorts of people who don’t dance…. How’s that for a funny explanation.

At Ease

But it turns out that she teaches band members how to move and honor guards their routines — more gymnastic than dance –but fun.

She was a lot of fun to shoot,  great legs, great smile.  But this is one of my fav’s from our shoot.  A moment of relaxation and thought…..

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