COLOUR! These ‘glimpse’ shots are usually B/W though some, like this one I prefer in colour. For me, colour makes a much better mood setter in a photo than exposure.


I love to show hands in portraits because of how important they are in body language – the only type of communication possible between a photograph and the audience.


Back to portraits: I guess this is a pretty cheap editing strategy but I like how high contrast, dark black and white portraits can change the mood of a photo. I played around with radial filters to make the faces evenly exposed and dark enough to make facial expressions ambiguous but bright enough to give a sense of the possible scene.