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Portraits of a Boy


I photographed this young man recently and it was a pleasure.  He had such a great smile and charm which made my job so much easier.  I forget sometimes what it is like to photograph someone who can make my job feel effortless.  So often I have to coax out a smile or practically beg and plead for a look in my direction or to get them to stand or sit still. 


But Harvey was a dream.  Not only did he quite willingly do as I asked but he also helped come up with his own poses.  This one below was entirely of his own doing.  With a 1, 2, 3 he made it happen and I loved it. 



I met Harvey when he was having lunch at his mother's tea shoppe in Hinckley, Dolly's Tea Shoppe.  He was delightful and I knew he was someone I'd enjoy photographing.  So I made his mum an offer.  I would photograph her son in exchange for allowing me to have a couple of framed prints in her shoppe, one of which will be of her son. 


I am quite pleased with the way these turned out and I have just the frames in mind to suit the look of her shoppe.  Now I just need to choose which of these portraits to frame. I like them all. It might be best if I just ask his Mum what she thinks. 


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