My 'bare' series of portraits, like many projects, began by accident when I was shooting with a friend one night.
The lighting was simple - a single strip soft box against a warm, dark grey wall. It was no more than my subject & myself, and a camera with a single light source. The subject: bare. No distractions from fancy wardrobe, jewelry, backgrounds, scenery, or props. Nothing to hide behind.
Over the years, I've carried on the series since that first accidental shoot, and collected many photos of different people. I've found that the photos capture a special vulnerability in each one, providing a momentary, and unfiltered glimpse into their personality. It's become one of my favorite portrait series because it focuses on nothing more than each subject, in their most natural state - bare.
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