“Who sees the human face correctly, the photographer, the mirror or the artist?”
As a corporate headshots photographer, I would have to answer that it’s the photographer. And I would also have to disagree with Picasso.
It is the invisible that makes a great portrait.
Take, for example, one of my latest clients.
Pooja was a recognized business advisor in Mumbai, a single mother and an outstanding individual. During our session, I was honoured to listen to her and be a witness of her stories about courage, strength and dedication for a better world.
“One day, for fun, I Googled where is the best city to live in the world? And when the search results came up, I realized that Vancouver would be the destiny for my children and me.” Pooja is now working at the University of British Columbia and is a Board Member for the Vancouver chapter of the International Coach Federation.
Famous photographer Yousuf Karsh once said,”There is a brief moment when all there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.”
This is what I did for Pooja…and what I aim to do for all my clients.