100 Day Project Part II

Today I’m sharing the second round of my 100 Days Project with you guys. But I have a confession to make: I have put this project largely aside for now even though I am still quite a ways out before accomplishing my goal of making one hundred portraits L I’m not proud of this, but somehow in the middle of the project I became weary of doing it. ­I am not sure what to attribute these feelings to. I’m planning on keep going – no matter how long it will take me, but I perhaps need a little kick in the booty to stay motivated. If you have any ideas for such, please feel free to send them to me.

But for now, here are the following five portraits…

Justina -Adventurous
West Palm Beach, Florida
Aleksander (my dad) – Jolly
Beacon, New York
Jennifer – Zealous
West Palm Beach, Florida
Lovely stranger I met on the beach
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Bridgette – Direct
Greenacres, Florida

 

4 thoughts on “100 Day Project Part II

  1. Thanks so much for posting my picture..I always you live only once..enjoy it ..love it ..embrace it👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

    1. Thank you Justina! I do love how your photo came out. You always radiate such positivity 🙂

  2. If it is making you weary, put it on hold. It is about the quality of the portraits, not the quantity. Maybe you won’t reach 100, maybe you will. But you’d want to make every one of them count. If it doesn’t reach 100, does it matter? Make portraits because you want to — you want to connect with the person in that shared moment which cannot be expressed in words. Also, remember, making portraits is about the relationship between the photographer and the subject.

    Please take a look at Mary Ellen Mark’s work. I’d highly recommend this book: https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Ellen-Mark-Portrait-Moment/dp/1597113166/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500935827&sr=8-1&keywords=mary+ellen+mark+on+the+portrait+and+the+moment. I’d also suggest you to look at Jacob Aue Sobol’s work. There are videos on YouTube and there are also books available on his web site. His relationship with the subjects are intimate.

    Another thing I’d suggest is try using a shorter focal length which allows you to be close to your subject physically. Of course, physical proximity is not the same as the emotional proximity. You need to work on the latter first before getting close physically.

    All the best.

    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I will make sure to check out both books. Best regards!

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