Seeing Through The Lens
Berenice Abbott said, "Photography helps people to see." Photography gives us the opportunity to see the past without having been there yourself.
Byron states "I believe it is important when photographing something that you see something in the lens that no one else sees. This is what makes it your picture."
Focal Point In A Portrait
As we melt into the mood of each image, Byron also helps us to see not only the glamour and the character of each shot, but to focus on the eyes.
Leaving us with a memorable tip, he says, "When I shoot portraits, I concentrate on the eyes. The eyes are what make the picture in a portrait or a headshot."
Flattering Light For An Authentic Touch
In reviewing these portraits, we quickly understood the use of the StudioPRO Octagon Hybrid Umbrella Softbox. Being that this light modifier is great especially for flattering light for portraiture, it was no wonder Byron was able to produce such stunning portraits. Aside from the lighting, what is his secret in creating such credibility in each shot, you ask?
Being in show business himself, he let on that the most important thing he does when shooting is he "quickly finds rapport with [my] subject. That makes them feel relaxed and we get an authentic, slice of life shot."
If you are a fan of Hurrell's work, you may feel you have just seen a ghost. We agree as we see a striking resemblance between many of the pieces. Sincerely, we think it's the bee's knees that Byron took a break from landscape and architecture to bring back some historical black and white glamour shots we were so desperately yearning.
To view more of Byron's work, please visit his website at jbyronphotoartist.com
Coming from a distinguished show business family, our featured artist spent most of his life in front of the camera, yet Jeffrey Byron has been an ardent photographer for many years. Jeffrey has been commissioned to shoot landscapes and architecture, however, he takes great pride in shooting headshots for actor clients. His passion for photographic painting has taken him all over the world, inspiring some of his most recent work!