I've set out to make one hundred portraits before the end of the year.
I thoughtfully decided this on a whim on August 15th. That gives me 138 days. I reckon I have about 80 to go.
One hundred well-thought out, personal portraits. No rush jobs. Some of the portraits I will try to make really authentic and personal and some will mostly be me applying a creative concept I have in my head.
Want to be one of a hundred?
This is an invite-only project. If you're on this page it's because I've invited you personally, so I'd love for you to be part of this. You can schedule a time+date with me below:
After you've scheduled a slot, I'll contact you so we can decide on the location and stuff. I work with natural light only (for now) so it'll likely be at your place or somewhere outside if the weather's good.
Grossly speaking, there are about four themes I want to dive into:
- (t)Huiskamerportretten: More personal, authentic images taken at someone's home. Here's an example.
- Outdoor in the city: More personal, authentic but outdoors. Here's an example.
- Creative: This'll be driven by whatever creative concept inspires me that day. Here's an example.
- Neon Nights: Portraits in the city at night, using city lights as main lighting source. Here's an example of the theme, but without a person in it.
My portraiture is always a co-creation between me and my subject, so let me know your preference.
Do you have to pay?
(But given the cost of my equipment I don't refuse tips*. However, I never ask for them and they aren't required.)
* Meals and coffee constitute as valid tipping currencies.
Will you get the photos?
I'm also considering offering an optional print+framing of your favorite photo. I don't know the price but it'll probably be somewhere around €50. Is this something that would interest you? Let me know
One last thing
This is a rather ambitious plan. I actually have no idea where to find that many people in this amount of time. So if you know someone who might be interested, let me know!
All the best,
P.S. Questions, suggestions? Send me a message at +0651914953.
The Fine Print
These photos might be used non-commercially for my own portfolio. As such, I'm working towards creating a certain aesthetic and in that capacity I'm offering my services to you for free in return for your time and attention.
This brings forth a few things, firstly that I'm not just accepting everybody and secondly that the creative concept is ultimately at my discretion; I'm working on developing my craft and towards a certain visual. If you're only looking for a specific photo (e.g. a business portrait) this isn't the project for you and instead you should just commission me for that specific assignment ;-)
Lastly, agreeing to take part on this project also brings with an implicit agreement on your end that any of the resulting photos can and may be used for my portfolio. Of course, I'll share the results with you in private before doing so!