Photo by Trent Bailey
Portraits and couple shots are deceptive. On the surface, there only seem to be so many options, making it difficult to make them stand out. This has lead many a photographer to shoot wider and wider. The result is striking, but in many ways, unsatisfying – it turns what was once a shot about the people into a shot about the environment. In the end, successful images of people are all about nuance. They are about a dozen imperceptibly small things that add up to something much more.
Trent has done a beautiful job making this image work. On the surface, it’s a textbook example of a well-taken image. Great lighting, perfect backdrop, and good … Read more...