The Artists & Makers Portrait Project
This project is about producing a portfolio of original, black & white, film-based portraits of regional artists and makers to celebrate them and raise their profiles.
The photos are shot on medium format B&W film using natural, window light and a simple dark gray background.
Every day the light is different (like the weather). Sometimes it's bright and contrasty and sometimes soft and subdued. Where each artist sits or stands in relation to the windows determines how the light plays across their face, creating shadows and highlights and offering a unique and interesting look.
Each B&W session is limited to one 12 exposure roll of film and some digital shots.
Below is the "First Wave" of Artists & Makers. Click on names for links.
After shooting our B&W images, we stepped into the digital studio for some electron-based photos. Each artist now has their own modeling portfolio!
The photos are being created and shown in phases as the portraits are produced.
The First Wave is being exhibited during May 2021 at the South Harrison Street Outdoor Gallery in Frenchtown, located just off Bridge Street, next to the Eddy Building where my studio is located. It is diagonally across from the big white TD Bank. The Google address is 34 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825.
Google knows about the gallery, so you can just ask it for directions.