5"x 7" oil on masonite
I think my favorite photos of people are when they are unaware (and their mind elsewhere). Whenever I'm aware my pictures is being taken I put on an unintentionally stupid look on my face. Usually it's a smirk. What can I say? I'm an idiot. Why do I even try? Anyhoo, not everyone does this as deftly as me, but still, people seem to put on another face when posing, when they know they are being observed. I try to use my sneaky little camera to catch them unaware. They just seem to look more honest. I pretend like I'm hunting. One of my favorite things is finding a little piece of heaven in the background of a photos. Like catching someone just being themselves or some objects bath in beautiful light that might go unnoticed. I feel like I'm catching a prince dressed as a paulper. Beauty is hiding in these secret unselfconscious places.
"Paint the truth, and it will be beautiful"