"Everyone Needs A Fantasy" - Andy Warhol
FINE-ART CONCEPTUAL PORTRAITS FAQ
Q. What IS a conceptual portrait anyway?
A. I like to think about it as simply making magic available to anyone to view.
Technically speaking, a concept is an idea or thought, so a "conceptual portrait" is an "idea portrait." In my case, I am using photography to make a story come to life. It's all about having an imagination and thinking outside the box, no matter how large or small.
Q. And the "fine-art" part?
A. The definition of fine-art is: "concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects." It is a creative, visual art with its main purpose being for the imaginative, aesthetic or intellectual content.
I am also employing techniques from my painting background, ie: color theory, painting strokes, blending, textures, etc. to create the final pieces.
So, together we will CREATE a visually BEAUTIFUL image that tells a STORY with the subject being YOU.
Q. What do I wear?
A. I will hand hold you every step of the way through this. It's really dependent upon what direction we decide on for our concept. I have wardrobe available and I may be able to make something work that you already have or we can create things on the spot (and I can also create later on in Photoshop too).
Q. Do I need to have my own concept?
A. Not at all! I have plenty of ideas. But what I will need your help with is discovering what brings you to your happy place. What inspires you? What makes you feel good?
Q. Where does this take place?
A. I always love being on location because I think it just energizes everyone and helps put you in the mood. That can be indoors or out. A forest is always a great spot! I know of many fun and quirky locations as well.
I also have a studio with a green screen - which is like what you see in the movies when they are making Superman fly.