Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Backward Portrait. Weird or Cool?
Wife walking ahead of me in Tokyo...I like her new purse.
Cool dressed letter carrier... I like how tightly she has her waist belt, making her jacket more dress-like
Jeremy and his super cool Porter Japan man-bag
My wife getting ready to carve up 7th Heaven on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler
I don't know what it is, but I like shooting people from behind. Why? I think it draws the viewer into the picture more doesn't it? You wanna see their face, you want to know more about them. Imagine walking behind someone in public, and they look so interesting from behind (an awesome jacket, cool pair of shoes, bright socks, classy purse (or man-bag), or just well put together over all!!), making you want to catch-up and get a glimpse of the face to put the entire equation together.
My pictures were all taken with permission of course, which makes it not creepy. Maybe I'll start a new fashion photography trend? Backside only? The cover of Time? Wedding Portraits? Drivers License? Look, even the Sartorialist is doing it!!
I've posted the latest one of my wife as well as the last few I've done most recently just to give you a feel for what I mean about the draw of the backward portrait, and perhaps at the end of the year, I'll repost all my backwards portraits for your viewing enjoyment.