"How do you think you look right now?" he asked me as I was washing the dishes.
"Normal?" I guessed as I wondered whether or not this was a trick question.
It was 10pm at night, I had just made myself a quick cup of coffee in hopes to stay up a little bit later since there have been quite a few early mornings lately.
He wanted to make sure I liked the way I looked, because he wanted to photograph me. It was another interesting process. I'm usually pretty hesitant about being photographed on instant film by him because I always feel like a boring subject.
Tonight's mini study was for him to find a way to connect with his subject, introduce a bit of motion into the image, and vary the composition in the frame. Also, to get away from his seemingly favorite habit of side-lighting me to the point where half my face is in shadow, which I quickly found to be unflattering for me.
Perhaps the most important part of the portrait taking process... connection with the subject - how you're going to photograph someone who believes being captured on instant film is a waste.
Images by Tyler.