Image of the week… the faces we need to capture

Now and again there are faces we see, people we meet that seem irresistible to photograph. I often imagine I am choosing a subject to draw or paint them. It could be a stranger in the street with piercing blue eyes, a wrinkled gentleman reading on a train or a family member that has an beautifully unique face. Hennie is the latter. My cousin Hennie yearns to be drawn. Her grace and striking features have always appealed to me. However I unfortunately didn’t capture her to my satisfaction so Ill soon be begging for a reshoot. I think what I like most about Hennie is I have never seen anyone who looks like her.  She was relaxed and warm as a subject and I only hope she will allow me another opportunity.  

I am currently returning on an epic 3 and a half hour train journey from Liverpool. I was delighted to give a talk with the legend John Davies for the opening of the LOOK12 festival. There’s a fantastic line up this weekend so if you are looking to escape this weekend I would highly recommend it: http://lookphotofestival.com/events/

 

OAO x