If you hang out with your subject long enough, eventually they forget about you and reveal their kinetic energy. My first set of shots is typically a wash – human subjects simply need more time to warm up to the camera. It’s all a part of the process. Incorporating a sense of movement in your imagery, as you see here with this portrait of a young Highlander in the Andean Mountain Range in the Sacred Valley area of Cuzco, Peru, lends your photographs a magnetic energy.
This sense of action and spontaneity locates a subject in time and space. Here, her hair is flying; she’s playfully tossing a small pillow toward the camera; and the low, directional light creates a sense that this dynamic image couldn’t have been captured at any other time or place.