A Better Place

  • Joe La'Val
  • Chloe Peacham

For a photography assignment given at my uni, I was tasked to produce and present 2 portraits that reflected the model in their own way. My subject went through a devastating period a few years ago but he feels he is in a much better place than before. I wanted to use a chiaroscuro lighting style to portray a tough place he experienced: surrounded by nothing but darkness. After he went travelling, he found that the was able to let go of this trauma and embrace life, hence the second portrait. The colours, lighting and natural setting helps support his progression from a time before to now.