I don’t know about you, but don’t you think 2020 has been pretty epic? It’s only halfway through but I’m ready to just call it and head on into 2021. But these troubling times also have me thinking back to decades gone by and longing for the simplicity of the previous century.
I’ve been poring over some older work lately, trying out new editing techniques and also reminiscing. That’s the thing about portrait photography: each image evokes something from a moment in time, bringing back memories and, more often than not, leaving a smile on our faces.
This young man was a few years away from being on the cusp of his teen years when this image was made. His family makes a point of regularly getting portraits made to capture him and his brother as they go through childhood. This one remains a favorite. He has a family heirloom — the pocket watch — in his hand, a nice spiffy outfit and a vintage trunk by his side. All of those aspects help create this vintage vibe, harkening to a bygone era.
In today’s world, amidst a pandemic, civil unrest and way too much bickering, isn’t it great just to get a chance to see a fun photograph and imagine simpler times?
In my Boise photography studio, I have all sorts of techniques to capture you in this simpler, glamorous and mysterious moment: canvas backdrops hand-painted in Europe, an Old Hollywood style fresnel light, even a director’s chair.
It’s where Old World meets the Modern You.
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