The most effective way to take her portrait I feel would be to really showcase who she is; how she perceives herself. I want to make it real and expressive so it is captivating for an audience.
Inspiration: Paolo Roversi
This portrait utilises an unusual and flattering pose with bright lighting and little shadow. In the case of facial expression and emotion it is not easy to see this because the photograph is of the woman’s profile which I feel is a slight drawback. I want to make the most of emotion in my portrait.
I have chosen this side on view of only the face because it is an interesting angle and an interesting take on a portrait. For my model particularly with a shaved and short hairstyle and various ear piercings this will really showcase her style.
I admire the soft diffused lighting in the last portrait and the emotive pose. This seems really genuine and I’d possibly like my portrait to be the same. The painterly style ties in with the emotion, softening the whole image.
Each pose Roversi has shot his subjects in could work for my shoot – showcasing my model’s style. I’m still deciding what kind of pose to shoot.