Sunday, May 5, 2013

Impromptu Sunday Portrait

I'm constantly reminded how lucky I am to be a photographer. As a photographer we're always looking, always observing and always engaging trust. This afternoon I was having a quiet Sunday afternoon sitting at The HPH working on a little production and my buddy Matty (one of my favorite HPH servers) asked me if I'd like to meet and maybe photograph Valerie a friend of his - she was playing a little guitar at the end of the block in front of the big old church, he said. How could I possibly refuse! I left my computer at the bar and went to say hello. Valerie was a lovely, humble young musician with a cool urban edge - and super photogenic. I explained my 'Faces of WellingtonEnd' portrait project and she agreed to come up with Matty for a few shots. It's cool and critical how quickly the relationship of trust needs to be established between photographer and subject, regardless if it's an impromptu personal portrait with a stranger or an executive for a corporate gig. Thanks so much Matty for the suggestion and a special thanks to Valerie for trusting! :)
 
© Dwayne Brown

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