portrait language translation
Sarah Hampson’s article on Hilary Clinton’s style evolution in this past Saturday’s Globe and Mail fascinated me because it analysed how authority and gravity are conveyed through conscious surface details and elements. Elements such as colour, power poses and camera angle are so strong in their intent to portray experience and resolution that her entitlement to democratic nomination is inevitable.
A photograph is more than the sum of its parts. It is an visual sentence or statement, quite often speaking much louder than your words. Do you know what your portrait declares?