Wednesday, November 3, 2010


A husband and wife, living far away from one another. He's in the Navy, she is a professor and poet. I had the luxury of photographing both of them, and somehow I favored verticals in both situations, likely thinking about the designers who will be working on this story. I've found recently that a simple devotion to light and color makes the dreaded portrait assignment an exercise in craft rather than a bore. I'm coming to like portraiture again, after so many years.

1 comment:

Jeronimo Nisa said...

I hear you, Amanda. Working at this newspaper, I've also found a real love for portraits. Now, I always consider them a challenging situation instead of a boring one, and also the opportunity to make someone (the subjects) happy if I do a good job.

By the way, I'm totally digging your "While You Were Gone" series!