Artwork: Charlie

Saturday, 10 July 2010, 10:37pm

Artwork: Charlie. A few months ago I was playing with the configurations on my camera and snapped a few pictures from the front room. I managed to capture this portrait of Charlie and while I don’t normally consider many of my photographs as artwork, I thought that this picture really captured a moment and personality.

While I am lacking in formal photographic analysis and commentary, these are some of my thoughts about this picture. Charlie has a diet coke in his hand and he is wearing one of his favorite shirt combinations (white long-sleeve underneath a colored t-shirt). His attention is toward my direction but he isn’t looking at me or the camera. The light from the window is lighting his face perfectly and there is some distractions to the left, but the picture frames add to the background. Charlie is more or less void of emotion. You can’t really tell if he is happy, tired, sad, excited.

I know that Charlie actually does not like this picture, but I am going to share it anyway because I really like it. Enjoy.