I love shooting portraits. I love all forms of photography, including landscapes, still life, etc., but there is something about photographing people that I love.
I’m not sure I can provide an answer for you as to why. I just really like it.
I love the way light plays in people’s eyes. If you light your subject just right, you can get an incredibly glistening gleam in their eyes that you cannot help but be moved by. There is something about the eyes that are beautiful, that reveal something that seems to be hidden in there.
I don’t believe that thinkers of the past were wrong when they made claims about being able to see into people’s souls through their eyes. Although I can’t, again, give reasons for it, there is definitely something meaningful there. Ask the young couple who simply can’t help but stare into each others’ eyes. We all know it’s true.
So I pose the question to you, the reader: What is it about eyes? Let’s have this discussion in the comments. I want to know what you think?