This is a genre that every photographer will try at least once in their life. Its broad appeal stems from the fact that you can do it anywhere; there’s a human element to the images that captivate the viewer, and if done well, can make for some extremely arresting images. However, it also requires balls.

If you want to try it I have some words of advice:

  • Don't hide what you are doing
  • Hide what you are doing
  • A smile goes a long way.



Art snobs say that a good portrait can capture the "essence" of the subject. Most mean it in a dull and boring way. My interpretation is the iconic Winston Churchill portrait by Yousuf Karsh. I like it because it seems genuine.

The artist describes the portrait:

“Churchill’s cigar was ever present. I held out an ashtray but he would not dispose of it. I went back to my camera and made sure that everything was all right technically. I waited; he continued to chomp vigorously at his cigar…Then I stepped toward him and, without premeditation, but ever so respectfully, I said, ‘Forgive me, sir,’ and plucked the cigar out of his mouth. By the time I got back to my camera, he looked so belligerent he could have devoured me. It was at that instant that I took the photograph…”



In 2017 I did a photography class for a while and was introduced to Irving Penn. For some reason his photo series "Small Trades" was very interesting to me. So I decided to try something similar.

This is my only ongoing project that requires an elevated level of consistency.

This is kind of a showcase. For more current pictures on Instagram.