Trevor Christensen who is an award-winning photojournalist recently published a collection of an album introducing a different concept to his style. He states his idea is always to make the subject of the photo feel comfortable in front of any capture. According to this, he thought of getting Naked and come up with a new portrait named Nude portraits. This way of attending the concept changed the usual idea of letting the subject get undressed in front of the camera to otherwise.
Here’s Christensen’s idea in his own words as recorded to us, “My thinking was that I’m a person who is comfortable taking photos, helping a subject feel comfortable having their photo be taken. What if I became a photographer who was uncomfortable taking photos, who was photographing a subject who was similarly uncomfortable?”
His main approach was to identify the change and experiment with the new concept as an influence of his fear in his talent which ultimately would come out as a portrait.
Christensen who is not much of a travel photographer peaked into the field himself by observing his passion and talent. He obtained the chance to publish in The Salt Lake Tribune, USA Today, the BBC and The Washinton Post. His entire career started with the capture class freshman year of high school as his first snap. It became a very important turning point in his life.
His experience in the trails of taking these Naked pictures did not seem very easy at first. Although he was with good experience and with a very good talent, the uneasiness in the first few captures hadn’t really stopped him from proceeding the job until it’s really reached the way he expected.
“Even with people I knew, it was stressful and strange to carry on a conversation and direct a portrait shoot while I was Nude. I did about 50 shoots for the series and never really enjoyed them,” said Christensen. But with time he has felt the change in him towards facing the situation. It had always kept on dropping the uneasiness as time went.
“As I got used to the process I wasn’t as intimidated by the experience as I was in the beginning. I also noticed subjects didn’t seem to react as strongly to my nudity either. What I realized is that when you’re taking a person’s photo, they’re looking to you to know how to feel. So as you become more confident and collected, they’ll be the same way. They’re feeding off your energy.”
His portrait was a success. The comments upon the collection had been very positive and it seems that the change has really influenced the outcome. It has developed topics among the spectators upon bodies and response upon nudity and exposure.
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