It’s a very interesting subject, the moment a picture becomes a portrait. When people say, “Oh, you really got that person, you looked into their soul,” I think that’s just nonsense. I think what portraiture does for people is it reflects back on them. [For the GQ shoot], they wanted some kind of atmosphere surrounding the actors. I tend to naturally photograph in a way that shows some depth to people. And often it’s not in the people themselves, but in the viewer. You can use a person in front of you as a catalyst for human emotion. It’s often little about the actual actor, and more about the emotion you feel yourself. And thus all portraiture’s about the viewer equally.
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