25th September 2015
10 Questions around my chosen subject – Relationships within portrait photography
- Does the relationship the photographer has with the subject affect the outcome of the authenticity of feeling/emotion portrayed by the subject in the photograph?
- How does the environment affect the way a subject feels whilst being photographed?
- Why is communication so important when photographing people?
- Is it possible to capture genuine emotion/connection/reaction when the subject is aware of being photographed?
- How does the advancement of photographic technology in today’s society affect the subjects attitude towards themselves and being photographed? E.g phone camera selfies vs being photographed collectively *addressing ideals*
- Do people act differently being photographed with their relations (e.g friends, family, spouse, children etc) opposed to being photographed individually? How?
- Is it easier to capture genuine connection when a similar interest/activity/object is introduced?
- How does the photographer create a relationship with the client/subject in a short amount of time, enabling them to feel comfortable and achieve a true representation of the subject?
- How does the relationship the photographer has with themselves affect the subject and therefore outcome of the emotion portrayed within an image?
- How does the opinion of others shape the subjects perception of themselves?
I know that I need to refine my questions more towards the subject (what) I will actually be photographing, because at the moment I have looked at the more academic side of my genre.