Steel Blue Chair

This series of portraits was borne out of my move to a new studio space. Several floor-to-ceiling windows offered an abundance of natural light that changed with the time of day and the weather. Each session, then, differed in color temperature, softness, and tone, while isolating the subjects against a dark grey background created a visual sense of empowerment. 

The steel blue chair was the starting point and constant for each portrait, but the individual subjects all interacted with this object in a way unique to them. All brought something positive and inspiring to the shoot, with each session creating a short-lived intimacy between subject and photographer. This intimacy can only exist in the exact moment the shutter opens and closes, and the capturing of these deeply personal moments offers a wide range of feelings and interpretations.