long portrait

  • Anja Poehlmann
A long portrait is an extended version of a portrait, lasting way more than a fracture of a second and is intended to show more of the true person behind the face itself.
The intention behind the long portraits is to strip away the facade we want our surroundings to see. Standing in front of a camera, after a few seconds a face will inevitably relax and show micro expressions that can easily be hidden in the fleeting moment of a photograph.
My long portraits are more than just simple portraits. They intend to tell a story and give a short, rather quiet and intimate insight into someone’s personality.
My 'long portraits' are an on-going series. It started with people in my direct vincinity until I began to reach out to creatives that insprire me.