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P O R T R A I T S
I take portraits.

Recently, I made a conscious decision
to simplify the portraits I had been
taking.  I chose to make simple studies
of the head, shirtless with a neutral
background - a bust.  My primary
influence is Roman, the cold marble
heads on pedestals I fell in love with in
Rome.  I concentrated on the texture of
skin, hair, facial expressions, quality of
light and the simple way the subject fills
the frame.  My intent was to produce a
quiet, introspective and moody portrait,
essentially a reflection of myself.
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Simon Brown - Bust (profile)
bleached and toned gelatin silver print, 2014