I Want to Think Like Keith Wobeser
I love learning from other creatives (which is all of you!). However, Keith Wobeser is one the photogs who consistently gets great responses. Always clever, always technically perfect, always engaging. You can review his portfolio here: https://52frames.com/photographer/5026
I used an adaptation of a famous portrait of Salvador Dali to express my fascination with Keith's work.
NOTE: Keith's photos were used by permission and the base photo is in the library of congress.
Portrait photograph of Salvador Dali, including objects, cats, and water caught in motion.
How the photo was created:
Portraiture - perhaps the genre of photography that most embodies the perfect mix of science and art to represent photography as a whole. It's how we as photographers can capture a small slice of a human being's emotions, story and life experience. Try and tell a story with your image --let the viewer get to know your subject and what they're about. Sometimes called an "environmental portrait", your subject's surroundings are an extension of their personality and psyche. Do remember to include the background, lighting, and composition in your planning and thought processes. After all, we're trying to go beyond a simple snapshot and capture a person's identity. You could plan the scene beforehand with your subject, which can help to convey a specific emotion or intensity. Finally, if you're going in close - always keep in mind, that the eyes are the windows to the soul - so make sure they are well-lit, and in focus!