Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Zach ... Senior Portrait

Back in the days when we began the studio, I caught a lot of grief because we did not have a room full of "props" (vinyl wing back chairs, bookcases with fake books, plastic ferns, well you get the idea). To be honest, I felt bad about this, not because my taste was better, but because I just didn't have the money to spend on them.
So I decided that the props had to be real, and to be real, they had to be my clients "props".
A state championship ring, a letter jacket, a football from his high school.
Reality! Not the fashion fake stuff of the moment.
Thanks to Zach and his family for seeing this in my art, and getting it!


Jayna said...

I agree that personal "props" are much more meaningful. What could be better than the state championship ring, a letter jacket, and a school football? You did a great job with Zach's photos (of course the subject is exceptional) but you were able to accentuate that fact.

Mary Ann said...

Pictures of Zach were exceptionally good.

Carolina said...

Beautiful pictures!

Jan said...
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Jan said...

Wess, you captured so much more than a moment in time-- a passion, an almost impossible goal reached, 18 years of life. Well done!

Callyn said...

Great portrait of my big brother! Can't wait until it's my turn!