When taking portraits, I’m known for pushing people just a little more than they might be used to. In some cases, the person I’m photographing vamps it up even more than I could have expected (as if they were a model in a previous life). In some cases, the result is a portrait that is way different than anything they ever had taken of them before – definitely NOT the same as a snapshot from their pocket digital camera. But in any case, I have LOVED photographing individuals to bring out the best in them, or a side of their personality that they just want to show off.
Below is a sampling of some of my very favorite portraits from 2011. Some of these are “head shots.” Others are simply personality shots.