Chris Foley Photo
Leonard Cohen famously crooned in his song Famous Blue Raincoat, “I hope you’re keeping some kind of record.” A portrait is a record. Proof that we were here at this moment in this place. A good portrait transcends record-keeping, however, reveals secrets sometimes unknown to even the subject. The process of shooting portraits is for me a very meditative act wherein collaboration creates something much bigger and more intimate than simply shooting a person’s visage. I won’t go into talk about capturing the soul or whatever, but it’s something like that.
“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.”Annie Leibovitz