“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind
A few years ago when I was living in Northern Ireland, I was helping to organize a Polish picnic in Belfast.
One of the attraction was a concert of preach famous polish rock bank T-Love. I was also one of the few official photographers for the event.
I really enjoyed taking pictures during the concert even if this wasn't my favourite type of photography.
I took a few portraits of the band members when they were performing.
Sometime after I read a comment from their fans that the pictures were one of best they had seen and that I captured not only faces but I captured what's in their souls.
I remember that this word has such a big impact on my photography.
“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen
I truly believe that portrait photography is about to show someone soul, the true person and not only what they look like. Obviously, not every portrait is the same.
In my photography carrier, I was taking hundreds of different portraits, some of them were for commercial use, to show the person at work or to be used for official documents, some for private purpose as ”That's my time and I want to keep it forever”, some were to remember someone else as family portraits with older generation relatives and even some for promoting someone on dating websites.
I don't think that I can describe my portrait photography in one word, or even few words.
I think I can capture you the way you want to be captured either it's casual, smart or a family portrait, you name it and let's have a chat about it.
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
— Andy Warhol