What Do Portraits Tell?

(Conceptual series of portraits, 2017 – ongoing)

The project CHARACTERS is an ongoing conceptual series of classic character portraits in half profile. The photographs are kept deliberately simple and are based on an uncontrived pose of the person depicted.

The focus is on the relationship and communication between the photographer and the person being photographed. The conceptual foundation is formed by the frequently and controversially discussed questions of portrait photography: Can a photograph depict the nature of a person? To what extent can portraits be authentic at all? What does the selection of the portrayed and the manner of photographing tell about the portrayer?