My first love in photography when I was at college was photographing people. Over the years though I seem to have fallen out of the habit of taking portraits, concentrating more on commercial work and letting my own personal work slip by, getting lazy with my own practice which is not useful.
So I've set myself a challenge during 2016 to take, as the title of this post suggests, 100 portraits. Just for the love of it and hopefully reconnecting myself with what initially attracted me to photography in the first place. I don't know where this project will end up, what will be become of the images and where it'll take me, but I'm loving the potential and openness of it, finding it slightly nerve-wracking and also very exciting.
I kicked off this project with portrait #1 on Sunday 10th January with a very simple set up of natural window light and reflector. I made the most of a low winter sun filtering in through my patio doors at home. With thanks to Chris for being so patient whilst I set up the shot.
This project will be kept up to date over on my photography site: sallymitchellphotography.com and do get in touch if you'd like to be a part of it. You get to keep a digital copy of your photo for non-commercial use.
Portrait #1 Chris Barnicoat, actor