A Helping Hand Finds an Intimate Moment.
There is Something Predatory in the Act of Taking a Picture
How to Make a Natural Looking Portrait
Get to the Point
Don't Leave the Decisions to the Model
Helping Hands is the fruit of my exploration on the give-and-take, friend-or-foe nature of photographic portraiture. Sometimes the subject and photographer engage in harmonious collaboration, sometimes the relationship is adversarial. For this project, that dynamic was explored and responded to in real time on location. The subjects were gripped, prodded, and tenderly caressed until the right moment was revealed.