Meryl Streep by Herb Ritts
I hope you all had a peaceful weekend!
My Monday portrait inspiration is about one of my favourite portrait shots, the profile. Celebrating the wonderful shape of the face and celebrating strong noses.
I have forever been a fan of Barbra Streisand and I think she has one of the most beautiful profiles of all. I love the simplicity of this shot, her skin against the dark background and her wonderful nose.
Moulin Rouge Copyright Carla Coulson
When I took this shot at the Moulin Rouge of this beautiful dancer I photographed her from many different angles but this was the final shot I chose for Paris Tango. I adored her profile!
Photo by Paolo Roversi
The master Paolo Roversi is brilliant at ‘creating shapes’ with his portrait subjects and recognises a great profile when he sees one. So much going on in this pic and so strong thanks to the beautiful profile shot.
And any photo of Audrey Hepburn is a good photo but I do have to say that her profile photos are extraordinary. Her graceful neck, sweet little nose and wonderful energy makes this pic shine.
When photographing your subject have a close look at their profile, turn them side on and study. I am sure you will find a little magic there!
“A photograph is a portrait painted by the sun“. Unknown