Monday, July 04, 2011

Framer, Ostend, Belgium


Framer, Ostend, Belgium, originally uploaded by paul indigo.

I saw his wonderful full white beard through the shop window and stopped in the street. The light and the warm coloured walls also caught my attention. I said to Magda, "I really want to make a portrait of him." We headed into the shop and after a chat he agreed. A lovely man.

These days we see many portraits that are tightly cropped in but I wanted to let this one breathe with plenty of space. I don't follow trends.

Every element here is carefully considered. Look at how lines intersect, where they touch and where the subject breaks through them. The whole composition is used to incorporate all of the visual elements and compliment the subject.

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