This group of photographs is representative of my style of portraiture. The classic poses of the subjects are partly the result of my aesthetics and partly the result of camera work demanded by the 8 x 10 inch view camera use to record the images on film. The process is as much about carefully observing the subject as it is about pressing the shutter at what Edward Weston called “the decisive moment”.

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Thomas Shillea - Portraits