"I am working to understand my voice within this world. Photography is an extension of that exploration." - Eri Hart Jr
Often the most memorable pictures are those of people. Portrait photography has the power to be engaging, emotional, intimate and informative, as well as be a powerful tool for self discovery. Portraits are the ultimate story-telling device. They allow for us to study the human form in great detail. To be able to admire the most intimate details of a person; their beauty, their imperfections.
We are surrounded everywhere nowadays with peoples pictures, from social media to the numerous photos we take on our phones, however Portrait photography is on a different level entirely.
Questions asked about these pieces and formed from these pieces: Is the artist the artwork? or is the artwork the artist? Society's human image? Identity is just a copy of human narcissism? Human identity or Human narcissism. Are they looking to or looking from? Is this person judging you? Are they looking for sympathy? Relationship between the subject and the context? Disembodied heads? With the way its been staged for exhibiting you are being told what to look at and what not to look at.