Every time i capture a human, I freeze a version of them in time, I get to meet a part of them. The camera traps the energy of the person in front of it. I get to look at a person closer and focus on the details that my eyes stumble on, which differ from what any other person’s eyes will see while looking at the same person.
A portrait is a valuable thing. It’s a proof that you were there and you have lived. It’s an act of remembering, of wanting to remember, of wanting to have lived.
When someone raises their camera at you and say they want to snap your picture, it’s a way of saying I want to remember you in this moment in time. And that’s a part of life I adore.