Peter Pickering - A Masterful Portrait Photographer
Peter Pickering says that even across barriers of culture and language, we as human beings can still connect with each other through our gazes and expressions. Happiness, sadness, anger, and our full range of emotions are near identical no matter where on Earth you choose to travel, and portrait photography helps us to tell stories and speak about common human experiences without ever uttering a single word.
Portraits, in particular, provide an intimate, treasured look into the culture and sentiments that dominated various times throughout our history, and the current day. From paintings that now hang in national galleries to small, worn photographs in old memory boxes, we can revisit visual elements like fashion, hairstyles, and jewellery, examine and compare the limitations and unique characteristics of past and present media (for example, film cameras versus digital) and most of all, see the thread of humanity that connects us all.