One of my favorite photo projects is the Close Up series by the American photographer Martin Schoeller, where he uses very simple technologies to capture the human face to
offer a study of characters rather than personalities while seeking to answer the basic question, what can you read in someone’s face?
I like the simplicity of his images, although they sometimes exaggerate facial traits by the use of the wide angle camera. This week my photo class is publishing it’s own book of portraits, called «The Face Book», and I’m responsible for two of the images myself, to prove to my students that their teacher can shoot, and not only talk about pictures. Given the responsibility to take the picture of Peder, I thought that trying to make something that resembles Martin Schoeller’s masterworks could be a nice challenge, and here you see the result.