I Take Photos

an amateur photographer who takes pictures of people, objects and nature

Lao in Light (Part VII)

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

In the portrait from the “Lao in Light” series, Lao’s serene and introspective expression is beautifully captured against a dark, minimalist background. The soft lighting skillfully highlights the delicate features of her face and the natural flow of her hair, creating a sense of calm and elegance.

As Dorothea Lange once observed, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” This shot embodies that sentiment, capturing an intimate connection between Lao and myself as the photographer. The use of light and shadow here reflects my intention to reveal the depth and quiet strength within Lao, inviting viewers to delve deeper into the story behind her gaze.