The year of the #freeportrait

It actually started the last week of 2015. I had the week off work and decided to sit at a coffee shop and offer free portraits. I met some nice people. Not all of them let me make their portrait, but it was great to sit and talk with people. After that week I decided that through out 2016 I will do regular free portrait sessions. No strings attached…

I need the practice. Lighting. Posing. And maybe the hardest part, personal interaction that puts the subject at ease and allows them to let down their guard.

A few months ago a friend of mine who is part of a local web developers group called ABQ Web Geeks invited me to one of their meetings. I had fun, people laughed, there was beer. I must have done something right because they invited me back. So if you are in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque on June 1st, look at their website http://abqwebgeeks.org/ and check out the event they are having.

Below are some of the portraits I made.

practice. practice. practice.




If you like portraits of techies, go check out Helena Price’s work. It is better and has much more meaning behind it.