A Portrait of a Teen
I’ve been thinking about a portrait concept for sometime now. The idea is to make a portrait of a person that is more than just an image of them at that point in time, but an image of who they have been and who are they are becoming.
The image is captured in a way that it can be rendered as a traditional 2D digital print (as shown here) or using multiple layers of acrylic, one for each of the background, a full body image of the person in a strong pose, and images of objects that reflect who they are. I want to use textured wallpaper or upholstery for the background – something that is visually rich and has a tactile element. Ideally the image could be printed large (24″x36″ or larger) and presented in very classic gilded frame so it needs to have some “pow” to it.
In this instance I photographed a teen. I wanted to capture that last gasp of childhood, not adult yet, imperfect, a portrait of pride and power and innocence.
This is still a work in progress. It may eventually be an element of a larger piece.