ART OF PORTRAIT . How I photograph an artistic portrait but not a commercial type.
Artistic portraiture is like your fingerprint . The subject is un-like anyone else, cause I am seeking the spirit within. It can take two-four weeks to achieve, taking many photographs. I am not in hurry, also I would never taking the subject out of his comfort zone, cause I am there, but at the same time not there, just waiting for that special moment when the mask falls away, to let the spirit is revealing. then I capture it. Many Masters of photography cannot capture that spirit, a lot of their portraits do not speak to me, they are very good images, but something is missing. I focus on gestures, movement that change the facial expressions .I never use flash, consider it impolite when we two are having a spiritual dialogue, my eyes see into him ,not the camera. He must feel free. I do break the rules of my art theories while I am inventing my own . I am experimenting with the senses, the whisper of light. I imagine the picture as a moving film, the object having a sudden movement, any movement, I am Ready !! . Also I adore the natural light, get amazeed by darkness,brightness to see them mixed in my work….most important ; catching‘ That Decisive Moment‘…some of them look at the lens others Not .. enjoy the nature of Identity .©Tony Badwy
we were invited to a funeral of a passed away mother of a good friend of us April 2017 , I was sitting so near to that Amazing nice lady which I don't know her by name, but while she was talking she had a facial expression of surprising , so I captured the moment , of course no flash no disturbing . to focus on oldsters yes it is a social aspect ,, when you are getting Older your eyes don’t seem to see as well. Ears don’t hear as clearly. Jars don’t open as easily — you find yourself becoming progressively more ineffectual in a lot of different ways . please care of old people .
I focus on gestures, movement that change the facial expressions .I never use flash, consider it impolite when we two are having a spiritual dialogue, 5 years ago Afternoon time , I was visiting my family in turkey so I met this Gentleman, they were talking and laughing , but at the same time ,he was taking a moment of thinking, my eyes see into his eyes ,not the camera. He must feel free. I do break the rules of my art theories while I am inventing my own . I am experimenting with the senses, I call it a light's whisper
I imagine the picture as a moving film, the object having a sudden movement, any movement, I am Ready !! .my Good friend came from doing some hard work , he was in a shape like if he was working so tough ,,, I remembered Salgado and his pictures ... I adore the natural light, important ; catching‘ That Decisive Moment‘….
in the summer of this year 2017 ,I went to port-said, Egypt ,so early morning daily I went to the beach , this person was working there and very friendly ,, always asking me if I had a breakfast , bringing me some bread and cheese , and some tea, so one time he came dressed up and asked me , today I wanted to have a picture from you Mr .... so I was happy to captured the picture to a very nice man .. I am thankful