Sara doesn’t duck when I shoot

Sara is an easy target, simply because she never seems to mind that I use her as a test dummy. I know a lot of people who hate having their picture taken, including myself. It’s really great to have someone to practice on, and it’s even better when it’s a friend, because while you are practising you also get to document your time together, memories are kept.

Sara, on our sunny January afternoon walk

I regret not taking more photos of my friends during the years. That is about to change, though! People are being very encouraging, like sweet ‘Fairy who’s agreed to have her picture taken. I even heard a rumour that her boyfriend Janne might be in on I too!

Practise, practise, practise!

2 Replies to “Sara doesn’t duck when I shoot”

  1. Nice one! It’s got a nice old-fashioned look to it (may be the light doing that) and also makes me wonder what she’s thinking. I very much like this picture.

    When it comes to these other guys I’d suggest using a lot of makeup! 🙂 I’m not sure why, but I got a feeling it would make their portraits quite interesting.

  2. @Mia*: Thank you! Yes, i think the light is definitely adding to it, it was the last 5 minutes of a very pale winter sun. As it hits her eyes they got all glassy and changed colour, and her face is relaxed as if thinking about something…

    A friend of me and Sara’s made up the story about a character with a very dramatic destiny, with strong integrity, someone who will never give up, possibly living in… Bosnia or Macedonia. Hehe.

    Oh, make up you say! That is an interesting thought! As long as I don’t have to do the make over, I would paint them like clowns! Well I at least hope to grab some shots of them in the vicinity of their (hopefully) new home.

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