Saturday, 18 April 2009

Reaching into the heart of darkness

Bob Fagan, paterfamilias
Exposing his vulnerability - not only to those listening in the dark shadow but to his son breathing beside him - he dares himself to the edge of femininity: to disclosure and to sharing.

6 comments:

PJ said...

I've discovered that photographing singers and musicians can be tricky but you've succeeded on all counts here.

Also, thank you for the tutorial on posting photos sided by side.

Jacob said...

Very interesting portrait...I'm not sure how he is doing what you said he is doing, though.

But then, there are a lot of things I don't know.

Virginia said...

Lovely portrait.
V

Joan Elizabeth said...

I'd portraiture was your forte ... except you are so good at other things as well. You seem to tune into the moment (and have an incredibly interesting event schedule).

brattcat said...

This is a profoundly moving portrait, Julie. I wonder if the subject realizes quite how exposed he is?

Julie said...

Thank you for your comments, my friends.

I think photographing singers is more difficult that instrumentalists because of the facial distortions which can work in your favour if you capture the face distorted by emotion rather than physical effort.

Joan, my event schedule this week included "Guys 'n' Dolls" on Thursday and Graeme Murphy's "Firebird" this evening. No photographs allowed, although I will post about my thoughts and reactions on PtD if I can carve out time tomorrow.