When I’m taking portraits I like to be at eye level, engaged, close.
Making contact with people is important to me, having their approval to be looking at them and pointing a camera at them. Contact can be verbal, sometimes physical or eye.
The content is very important, it has to move me and make me want to go to an effort to tell a story. Many times there is no ‘angle’, the aim for the photos starts off as me wanting to find out about a subject and relate that to people.
My projects have mostly been self-funded, affording me the ability to show what I find. I certainly apply an aesthetic to my images, colours and structure but I’d like to think the angle is sympathetic and honest to the subject.