Personal Projects

This collection of portraits is created through the utilization of a camera set for a long exposure time – usually 10 to 20 seconds – in a darkened room, while the photographer selectively illuminates the subject using a thin-beamed light source. Other than making adjustments for tonality, there is no further manipulation or post-processing of the resulting image. Sometimes distortions are created by the movement of the portrait-sitter during the exposure. All elements of the portrait are created 'in camera'.