people in colour.
we live in a world full of colour from the sombre and dull to the vibrant and expressive and we use colour for self expression and impact. the use of duller tones to blend into the background or bright colours to stand out and make a statement.
the use of colours in a portrait can have a huge impact on how the viewer sees the person. we often hear photographers say 'avoid bright or strong colours..' or 'no stripes or heavy patterns ..'. whilst this is often good advice we must not forget why we are taking the picture, and if these sinful clothes are what the individual wants to wear to express themselves then so be it, who are we to deny self expression.
a few random samples of personal images and commissions.