Portraits are one of my absolute favorite things to photograph. Often there is a haunting feel to a great portrait, as though a moment has truly been stolen out of time. As well as looking out for authentic expressions, I am passionate about gesture. Gesture, the position of hands and feet for example, can give a portrait a timeless classic feel. Black & White is often my favourite choice for portraits as it draws out the raw emotion. That said, there are always exceptions, when color adds something vital. I am constantly inspired by all kinds of props, from the ordinary to the completely unusual. Above all, beautiful light and shadow can make all the difference in the world.