Speakers & Preachers

Photographing speakers and men of faith in action is a challenge for the portraitist. Conviction drives motion. Instead of the controlled shooting and lighting conditions of a studio, subjects in action on stage are rarely still, they move in and out of the light. These circumstances are not unlike those of a photo journalist seeking to capture a human face for the news.

As a photographer I believe that my work should procure viewers a fleeting instant of positiveness. I prefer not to shoot desperation and ruin. This is in part why I love to photograph men of faith. Their message mostly stirs up positive emotions in others, and their faces usually reflect this mindset. And the stern face of a preacher who is telling you to fear God gives a viewer an occasion to think.

My portraiture work can be divided in 3 styles: upper body shots, Rembrandt-style portraits and portraits using the chiaroscuro technique. All 3 styles in color and B&W.