A compelling portrait can create an intimate connection and evoke emotions for people that we might never meet. Winners for The Portraitist successfully explore portraiture to capture the diversity of the human experience, unique individuals and self-expression.
This is just a simple portrait of Charlie. I like it because it's so simple, yet I want to look at it longer.
This picture was born unexpectedly. I was working with a Lithuanian clothing brand, Atuko, shooting their designs for a new collection release. I am inspired by their work because their values align so perfectly with mine: they create for a strong, intelligent, and independent woman. That’s why collaborating with Atuko is so natural. During our photoshoots together, I have captured many special moments, and this photo is one of them. To me, there is unexplainable sadness in the model’s eyes. Yet, I want my viewer to see and focus on the strength they hold.