Environmental portraits. They’re always much more interesting than a headshot in front of a white background. Taking portraits in a person’s home or workplace helps to tell their story, or the story of their business. Generally, environmental, or location portraits provide more context than a traditional studio portrait, and help subjects be more relaxed in familiar, less ‘formal’ surroundings.
Recently, I was engaged to shoot some promotional images for Harmony Vision Care, an optometry clinic on the Gold Coast, who specialise in vision health for children. With that in mind, we created a series of portraits of the staff interacting with a patient, using some of the tools they use every day in the clinic.