PORTRAIT ARTISTRY

I’ve always been fascinated by faces.  When I was a kid, I was continually doodling with pencil and paper, and my sketches were mostly of the human face.  And when I became an art student in highschool, I nearly always chose to draw faces or incoporate portraits into any project I was working on.

Columbus OH Commercial Photographer Shannon W. Williams

There’s no greater honesty, no vulnerability that shows more from behind the eyes than in someone’s face.  It’s where we break out into a smile, where our tears run freely; it’s where our eyes widen in disbelief, it’s what we hide when we push each other away.  And it’s where we connect when we want to be close.

Columbus OH Commercial Photographer Shannon W. Williams

I’m a commercial photographer.  I shoot material other than portraits – but what I’m hired for often, involves photographing people.  And photographing the face is more than “just” shooting a head shot; doing it well and with intention is a craft all its own.

Columbus OH Commercial Photographer Shannon W. Williams

 

Novelist Eliza Farnham said the human face was a “legible language of the soul.”  Beautifully-said, Ms. Farnham …we couldn’t agree more.  As for you, thanks for stopping by.  And thanks in advance, for trusting me with this language, this glimpse of your soul.  Together we’ll show the world a bit of you and what goes on behind your eyes – why your image and your story, matter.