Thursday, March 11, 2010

Good Old Fashioned Feeling

Aren't these portraits great? Although it's not intended (or I don't believe so) they remind me much of the circus, or maybe circus characters out of their element. These work because they are clean and light, and they are cropped well. I feel happy when I see them.

The photographer is John Huet, who specializes in athletic performance and portrait. His photos of Michael Phelps are also really mesmerizing (seriously), which you can take a look at here.

Last night, my boyfriend gave me a photo critique, and I enjoyed hearing his thoughts. He said things like "This gives me a good feeling when I look at it," pointing to one image; then pointing to another, "I don't get that feeling with this." So simple- and yes there is more to it usually- but isn't that the crux when you really get down to it?

Photo Credit: All by John Huet


from lara said...

very true :)

Alice Olive said...

Oh, wow, the first shot is absolutely stunning. Thanks for the link. The series of Michael Phelps is amazing!