That Grace Kelly look
"I've absolutely no idea if Grace Kelly could sing"
"Well given how stunning she looked it would be unfair if she had a world-class singing voice as well"
"Well you're an opera singer and I bet I could take a picture of you that looks like her"
My photoshoot with the mezzo soprano Alison Cripps was off to a flying start! Of course I wasn't really suggesting I could make Alison look identical to Grace Kelly - why would I want to do that? Portraits should try to show the underlying character of the person and certainly not make them into something they are not. In my mind it was more that the photographic style of the period portrayed by those iconic Hollywood pictures would suit Alison and portray her as the glamorous opera singer that she is.
So did I succeed? Well that's for you to judge ...
Would I photograph you like this? Well possibly, but only after we had discussed what style would best tell your story. Everyone is different and every photoshoot is unique, only that way can we create an image that is 'really you'. Would you like to work with me to tell your story through an image - then please do get in touch.