Intuitive Portraiture
Technique

 

Going beyond classical portraiture, Intuitive Portraits blend well-honed sensitivity, photography and digital artistry into an intuitive soulscape of the person portrayed.

Once their portrait taken, it is embedded into the setting which consists of diverse elements such as backdrop, scenery, gesture and expression, symbols, colors, etc. and is designed specifically to reflect the portraitee's personality. In other words, not only do we see the portrayed person in the picture, but the picture itself is an emanation of the portraitee’s personality that can be experienced by the viewer on an emotional level. I always strive to create positive, uplifting portraits that mirror the precious uniqueness of the individual.

To build the portrait environment, other photographs are used and processed so that in the end the composite mimics a painting. I often resort to a surrealist kind of picture, which provides me with a limitless range of expression for my allegories. In addition, costumes and props are often custom made for each project. Suffice it to say that it is a time consuming process but its particular and almost meditative quality provides me with a welcome change from our fast paced daily life.

 

Peonie Starchild - detail

Peonie Starchild - detail

Bohemian Flapper - detail

Bohemian Flapper - detail