So making someone’s portrait sounds simple enough right, but it actually requires a lot of foresight and planning. You kind of have to know your subject to light them appropriately, or at the very least acknowledge the vibes they’re providing you in the studio and find lighting to match.
Emil Lippe is a photojournalism student at the University of Missouri who takes both his photography and journalism seriously. Lippe is introspective and focused, rushing at any chance to challenge himself; taking film photography classes, shooting for the Maneater, taking Convergence Reporting and working at the KOMU newsroom. © Whitney Matewe
For the single light image I liked idea of shooting my subject’s profile — I feel like his profile is a very strong representation of how structured he is, and captures the ‘manic yet statuesque’ vibes I get from him along with his facial expression in the photo.
For the multi light image I definitely wanted to shoot wider and get more of his body and gestures in the image and the gelled blue background works well with his demeanor and character.