As you may have noticed, I love portraits. Traditional portrait drawings, paintings and photographs capture only one point of view. I want to see more; more expressions; more of the “volume” of the head; more personality. I had previously addressed this in my Lumpen Portraits USA and Lumpen Portraits Brazil. Let’s try another approach. What can video add?The set-ups were all ad hoc. No tripod. No studio lighting. Just posing in front of a north facing window. I asked my friends to give me one minute, starting with eyes closed and finishing with a smile.
Note: Because mobile devices do not have auto start for video, I made animated gifs from the videos. You might think the experience would be very similar, but… Oh, you’ll be the judge of that.