Another memorable portrait from Bown. Here Samuel Beckett is the subject, and Jane Bown showed up late and she thought she had missed the chance for her shot. Never one to give up easily, she went to the back of the theater and saw him walking out. She captured an amazing image.
His eyes convey so many emotions, tired, lonesome yet strong and honest. He deep wrinkles show character and the background fades off to nothingness. There is nothing but his eyes....lighting perfect, image clean and expression is thoughtful. What a powerful portrait!
Again we find lighting and expression....and details....
The image below is one of my favorite portraits of my father. It was taken in Piedmont Italy on vacation. We were sitting outside under an umbrella in a typically cloudy day. The lighting was soft and the expression is my father. Pensive and strong...
Lighting and expression....the rest is details....
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.