Picturing a Musician

By: Gustav Hoiland

Oct 23 2011

Category: portrait, studio

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Tuned Up

I had the divine pleasure of photographing a fellow young creative today, albeit a practicer in a different medium. A pursuer of wide ranging mastery – a strummer of guitars, a compositional computerist, mixer of melodies and to top it off, nearly a graduated kiddo.

This here speaks to the value of props in portraits. Something to grasp, to interact with, to behold. Lately my self portraits have been nearly propless, nary even the spectacles of yesteryear (month?) have made it in. But I make due with immediate feedback from the mirror and the calming force that is the absence of urgency.

And whilst I’ll probably deliver each of the best of the photos (this being one of them) in real-to-life color and black & white, I’m a huge fan of the alterations seen here. A bit more refined than my usual sloshing of color, but altogether… I don’t know. It seems distinct. Distinctly my style. For now at least.


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