Photographs of people come in many forms. From the fast moving spontaneity of travel and street portraits to the stillness of the fine art image, it is a passion for connecting with people that fuels my never ending fascination with making portraits.
54 imagesPortraits by Michael O'Brien
24 imagesThe SOUL SERIES is an ongoing, long term portrait project by Toronto photographer Michael O’Brien. The collection evolved from an inspiring portrait session with one person. In it, O’Brien focuses on the subtler, more introspective and spiritual side of his subjects to reveal the spaciousness and stillness that resides in each moment. Shot on location with existing light, O’Brien uses both film and digital formats to help make these black and white images into timeless, classic documents. Along with building a strong rapport with the subject, this approach aims to strip away the glossy, surface treatment that people are sometimes subjected to in photography, and allows other deeper aspects of the real person to come through. Contact us if you want to learn how to be part of this series. All participants will receive a free portrait session as well as a black and white print of their favorite image from the shoot. To participate, schedule a free portrait session or request further information, contact at : email@example.com