Some people have this way. It's as though there is no camera. They have this intimacy with the it, revealing who they are without any veil. It's as though I'm not even there. And so it was with Daniel.
Being my first real studio portrait shoot I went in with an idea of how I wanted to capture Daniel being himself and using low key photography. It may have been for a uni assignment, but I still approach every assignment/shoot as though I'm a professional. Every time I pick up a camera, it's an opportunity to hone my craft. Not only in photography but in every aspect as a photographer who is in business for themselves.
I was fortunate to have a model who was eager and willing and who exhibits feeling and emotion in a spontaneous and engaging way. He not only connects with his music, but has the ability to draw his audience into that connection.
So I wanted to share some of my favourite images from our shoot. These are all from the many images Daniel selected for his own use as a musician, so I hope he finds them of benefit. I hope you enjoy them too.
* P.S. I am happy to say that I also got a distinction for my uni assignment - a character portrait. Thank you Daniel.