Every on-location portrait session presents an opportunity for me to use any number of background elements for context.
It’s a delicate balance between the person and the place. Too much of one diminishes the other.
The good news is that the choices are nearly endless, though the best ones aren’t always obvious.
There’s something about the effect that a reflective surface has on me when I’m working. It’s like having two locations for the price of one.
For this portrait on Main Street in Bozeman, I found a compelling twofer.
The combination of the solid subject, brick building, and the reflected scene of other structures were exactly what I was hoping to find during this Montana session.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.
Stephen Kennedy, Photographer: 314-621-6545