"Portraiture allows a photographer to sculpt with light. A portrait need not be just a smiling representation of the subject but can allow interpretation of who that person is through careful placement of light, shade and expression.
Even in the darkest, 'hardest' pictures here, Fred cannot completely remove a hint of a smile, revealing him for the kind young man he is.
In fact, the only photo he dislikes is no.5, taken while he was talking to me between shots. It makes him appear argumentative and therefore is not how he sees himself. The one he likes most is the final one.
It's nice that a young man likes a picture of himself where he is smiling and happy."
- Bill, January 16th 2020