PORTRAITS: FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND A FEW STRANGERS

A portrait!  What could be more simple and more complex,
more obvious and more profound.

Charles Baudelaire

 

In my lexicon a portrait is an image made with the cooperation or at least consent of the subject and is intended to represent and identify that person as an individual.   A portraits can be as mundane as yearbook mug shots, as contrived and expressive as Arnold Newman's "Stravinsky", as formal and elegant is Karsh's "Pablo Casals", as cool and intellectual as Cartier-Bresson's "Jean-Paul Sartre", as personal and connected as Renate Ponsold's "Hedda Sterne" or (I hope) my own.

Frank Horvat, one of the better photographers of which you have likely never heard, said that he regretted that he had not done more portraits in his long career.  Me, too.  

Sidewalk Cafe

Sidewalk Cafe

Bureien Art Walk

Jayda

Jayda

Seabeck

Spectator, Traditional Stage

Spectator, Traditional Stage

Folklife Festival

Vendor

Vendor

Bellevue Art Fair

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Fountain Stage, Folklife Festival

Auntie Joy

Auntie Joy

Laughing Man

Laughing Man

Matthew

Spectator

Spectator

Seattle's Pride Parde

Spectator

Spectator

Fremont Solstice Parade

Uncle Jason

Uncle Jason

Bill

Bill

"Read All About It" -- Pike Place Market

Marilyn

Marilyn

Seabeck Meadow

Nkindi

Nkindi

The Inn at Seabeck

Stephanie

Stephanie

Pike Place Market

‎Mademoiselle Zara

‎Mademoiselle Zara

David Street Bistro, Portland

Vermeer Light

Vermeer Light

Lake Quinault Lodge

Lily

Lily

The Pines, Seabeck

Sun Bear

Sun Bear

Seabeck

Rev. Dr. Bob

Rev. Dr. Bob

Bellevue

Crystal in Peasant Blouse

Crystal in Peasant Blouse

Snohomish, WA

Jonathan

Jonathan

African Cultural Center, Buffalo

"Cici"

"Cici"

African Cultural Center, Buffalo

Carmen

Carmen

Bellevue, WA

Eli

Eli

Shawn's Back Yard, Seattle

Warren

Warren

Bellevue, WA

Couple

Couple

Ocean Shores, WA