Environmental Portrait Discussions

The best part of portrait photography is that you get to meet so many different people from all different walks of life.  Over the last three months since my last blog post I have had the opportunity to meet executives from a large biotech/pharmaceutical corporation, financial planners/advisors from some of the most prestigious investment firms, the president of a local bank, the SVP of a large application software company, consultants ... and many more.  

I have discussions ranging from curing cancer to what are the best places in ski out west.  And in terms of locations we have been in conference rooms, lobbies, alley ways, hallways, staircases, decks, you name it ... whatever it takes to get the best photograph.  

The environmental photographs below were taken in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern VA over the last few months.   

Environmental Portrait Photography

When I take an environmental portrait, it is ussually  photographed in the subject's normal environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings.  

By photographing a person in their natural surroundings, I am able to better illuminate their character, and therefore portray the essence of their personality, rather than merely a likeness of their physical features. By photographing a person in their natural surroundings, the subject will be more at ease, and so be more conducive to expressing themselves, as opposed to in a studio.

The following is a very small sample of the some environmental portraits that I have taken over the past few months.