Monday, August 4, 2008

joe & roberta

The original title for this blog was going to be "All Dressed Up and Somewhere To Go". So many of my clients love the idea of casual clothing and therefore choose a casual portrait. But not the case this time for Joe and Roberta. Roberta's job gave the the opportunity to attend a formal gathering in Branson, and Joe came up with the idea for this photograph, and while the clothing is formal, the pose is not. Ten years ago when I started studying the great portrait painters of the past 150 years, the one thing that became pretty obvious quickly was that at first glance, the paintings looked very formal in clothing and style, but in pose, very, very casual. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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