Notes from my recent portfolio review and discussion – recorded here for reference and action.
Make sure that as a photographer I direct the tone of the conversation.
I asked Jenny about how she shoots her projects. Key points:-
Explains what she is doing and just gets on with it
Focus on sitter immediately
Makes the shoot normal with minimal directing
Slows the process down by talking about the project and who the person is in the community – makes it more intimate
Honesty is a key part of her work
Research the work of: Susan Meiselas – dancers masks
Consider:- History of masks