It’s a funny old experience being photographed. This photo is largely what you see between flashes.
The girl behind the camera here is professional photographer, Caroline Gratrix www.vivaphotography.co.uk
A studio session with Caroline is great therapy and I felt two inches taller when I left. It is rather good having someone focus on your good points, with minimal commentary, for an hour! That of course may say more about me than the experience.
But there was dialogue. And that is really the reason for this post…
We were comparing Caroline’s work to that of public speaking. Which is the better art form? Can you compare them? There was no real conclusion, but it became clear that the commonality is that the photographer and the public speaker both try and capture ideas, moods, thoughts and ideas and their art form requires them to deliver all of this in an abbreviated form.
I think I ended up feeling that photography was the more challenging and Caroline the opposite.