Great portraits are difficult pictures to make. They should present the subject in an honest manner, be visually compelling, and interest viewers beyond the subject’s friends and family. A good portrait should also exhibit a collaboration between the photographer, the subject, and the viewer, serving as an introduction of the three. This beautifully made portrait is of the photographer’s stepson wearing her father’s WWII military uniform. By incorporating family heirloom wardrobe the photographer has brought a fourth person to the relationship, her father. This beautiful picture, a true portrait, speaks on multiple levels in a universal way.
Photograph © Chehalis Hegner • Harvard, Illinois • www.chehalishegner.com